Men's responses to HPV test results: development of a theory-based survey. Academic Article uri icon


  • To develop and perform psychometric testing on an instrument designed to assess cognitive/emotional responses among men receiving HPV testing.Men enrolled in an HPV natural history study (N = 139) completed a computer-assisted survey instrument based on Leventhal's parallel processing/common-sense model. Data were analyzed using SPSS and Mplus.Reliability analyses resulted in Cronbach alpha of 0.72 (knowledge), 0.86 (perceived threat), 0.83 (self-efficacy), and 0.55 (response efficacy). A revised measurement model exhibited evidence of construct validity, as indicated by acceptable model fit statistics.To our knowledge, this is the only validated instrument assessing men's reactions to an HPV test result.