|Title||Social Determinants of Potential eHealth Engagement Among People Living with HIV Receiving Ryan White Case Management: Health Equity Implications from Project TECH.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Authors||Marhefka, SL, Lockhart, E, Turner, DA, Wang, W, Dolcini, MM, Baldwin, JA, Roig-Romero, RMaria, Lescano, CM, Glueckauf, RL|
OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the relationships between social characteristics of Floridian persons living with HIV (PLWH) and both use of digital technologies and willingness to use eHealth for HIV-related information.
METHODS: Ryan White case managers (N = 155) from 55 agencies in 47 Florida counties administered a survey to PLWH (N = 1268) from June 2016-April 2017. Multilevel logistic regression models were used to identify correlates of technology use and willingness.
RESULTS: Use of mobile phones with text messaging was high (89%). Older (vs. younger) adults and non-Hispanic blacks (vs. whites) were less likely to use most technologies. These groups, along with Hispanics (vs. whites) were less likely to express willingness to use technologies for HIV-related information in models adjusting for use.
CONCLUSIONS: Among PLWH in Florida, eHealth-related inequities exist. Willingness to engage in HIV-related eHealth is affected by social determinants, even when considering technology access. Although eHealth may reduce some healthcare inequities, it may exacerbate others.
|Alternate Journal||AIDS Behav|
|Grant List||R21 MH108468 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States |
5R21MH108468-02 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States