Technology use in linking criminal justice reentrants to HIV care in the community: A qualitative formative research study

James Peterson, Michelle Cota, Holly Gray, Lauri Bazerman, Irene Kuo, Ann Kurth, Curt Beckwith

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Innovative interventions increasing linkage, adherence, and retention in care among HIV-infected persons in the criminal justice system are needed. The authors conducted a qualitative study to investigate technology-based tools to facilitate linkage to community-based care and viral suppression for HIV-infected jail detainees on antiretroviral medications being released to the community. The authors conducted 24 qualitative interviews - 12 in Rhode Island and 12 in Washington, DC - among recently incarcerated HIV-infected persons to elicit their perceptions on the use of technology tools to support linkage to HIV care among criminal justice populations. This article discusses participants' perceptions of the acceptability of technological tools such as (a) a computer-based counseling and (b) text messaging interventions. The participants reported positive experiences when previewing the technology-based tools to facilitate linkage to HIV care and adherence to HIV medications. Successful linkage to care has been shown to improve HIV-associated and non-HIV-associated health outcomes, as well as prevent criminal recidivism and facilitate reentrants' successful and meaningful transition. These findings can be used to inform the implementation of interventions aimed at promoting adherence to antiretroviral medications and linkage to care for HIV-infected persons being released from the correctional setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-251
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Health Communication
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 4 2015

Fingerprint

Criminal Law
Qualitative Research
qualitative research
justice
HIV
Technology
community
medication
Text messaging
Prisons
human being
Health
Text Messaging
suppression
qualitative interview
counseling
Counseling
Interviews
health
experience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Communication

Cite this

Technology use in linking criminal justice reentrants to HIV care in the community : A qualitative formative research study. / Peterson, James; Cota, Michelle; Gray, Holly; Bazerman, Lauri; Kuo, Irene; Kurth, Ann; Beckwith, Curt.

In: Journal of Health Communication, Vol. 20, No. 3, 04.03.2015, p. 245-251.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Peterson, James ; Cota, Michelle ; Gray, Holly ; Bazerman, Lauri ; Kuo, Irene ; Kurth, Ann ; Beckwith, Curt. / Technology use in linking criminal justice reentrants to HIV care in the community : A qualitative formative research study. In: Journal of Health Communication. 2015 ; Vol. 20, No. 3. pp. 245-251.
@article{48cb279478854a739a2505fa7e4958ec,
title = "Technology use in linking criminal justice reentrants to HIV care in the community: A qualitative formative research study",
abstract = "Innovative interventions increasing linkage, adherence, and retention in care among HIV-infected persons in the criminal justice system are needed. The authors conducted a qualitative study to investigate technology-based tools to facilitate linkage to community-based care and viral suppression for HIV-infected jail detainees on antiretroviral medications being released to the community. The authors conducted 24 qualitative interviews - 12 in Rhode Island and 12 in Washington, DC - among recently incarcerated HIV-infected persons to elicit their perceptions on the use of technology tools to support linkage to HIV care among criminal justice populations. This article discusses participants' perceptions of the acceptability of technological tools such as (a) a computer-based counseling and (b) text messaging interventions. The participants reported positive experiences when previewing the technology-based tools to facilitate linkage to HIV care and adherence to HIV medications. Successful linkage to care has been shown to improve HIV-associated and non-HIV-associated health outcomes, as well as prevent criminal recidivism and facilitate reentrants' successful and meaningful transition. These findings can be used to inform the implementation of interventions aimed at promoting adherence to antiretroviral medications and linkage to care for HIV-infected persons being released from the correctional setting.",
author = "James Peterson and Michelle Cota and Holly Gray and Lauri Bazerman and Irene Kuo and Ann Kurth and Curt Beckwith",
year = "2015",
month = "3",
day = "4",
doi = "10.1080/10810730.2014.927036",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "20",
pages = "245--251",
journal = "Journal of Health Communication",
issn = "1081-0730",
publisher = "Taylor and Francis Ltd.",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Technology use in linking criminal justice reentrants to HIV care in the community

T2 - A qualitative formative research study

AU - Peterson, James

AU - Cota, Michelle

AU - Gray, Holly

AU - Bazerman, Lauri

AU - Kuo, Irene

AU - Kurth, Ann

AU - Beckwith, Curt

PY - 2015/3/4

Y1 - 2015/3/4

N2 - Innovative interventions increasing linkage, adherence, and retention in care among HIV-infected persons in the criminal justice system are needed. The authors conducted a qualitative study to investigate technology-based tools to facilitate linkage to community-based care and viral suppression for HIV-infected jail detainees on antiretroviral medications being released to the community. The authors conducted 24 qualitative interviews - 12 in Rhode Island and 12 in Washington, DC - among recently incarcerated HIV-infected persons to elicit their perceptions on the use of technology tools to support linkage to HIV care among criminal justice populations. This article discusses participants' perceptions of the acceptability of technological tools such as (a) a computer-based counseling and (b) text messaging interventions. The participants reported positive experiences when previewing the technology-based tools to facilitate linkage to HIV care and adherence to HIV medications. Successful linkage to care has been shown to improve HIV-associated and non-HIV-associated health outcomes, as well as prevent criminal recidivism and facilitate reentrants' successful and meaningful transition. These findings can be used to inform the implementation of interventions aimed at promoting adherence to antiretroviral medications and linkage to care for HIV-infected persons being released from the correctional setting.

AB - Innovative interventions increasing linkage, adherence, and retention in care among HIV-infected persons in the criminal justice system are needed. The authors conducted a qualitative study to investigate technology-based tools to facilitate linkage to community-based care and viral suppression for HIV-infected jail detainees on antiretroviral medications being released to the community. The authors conducted 24 qualitative interviews - 12 in Rhode Island and 12 in Washington, DC - among recently incarcerated HIV-infected persons to elicit their perceptions on the use of technology tools to support linkage to HIV care among criminal justice populations. This article discusses participants' perceptions of the acceptability of technological tools such as (a) a computer-based counseling and (b) text messaging interventions. The participants reported positive experiences when previewing the technology-based tools to facilitate linkage to HIV care and adherence to HIV medications. Successful linkage to care has been shown to improve HIV-associated and non-HIV-associated health outcomes, as well as prevent criminal recidivism and facilitate reentrants' successful and meaningful transition. These findings can be used to inform the implementation of interventions aimed at promoting adherence to antiretroviral medications and linkage to care for HIV-infected persons being released from the correctional setting.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84925355256&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84925355256&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/10810730.2014.927036

DO - 10.1080/10810730.2014.927036

M3 - Article

VL - 20

SP - 245

EP - 251

JO - Journal of Health Communication

JF - Journal of Health Communication

SN - 1081-0730

IS - 3

ER -