Whatever happened to qualitative description? So that has been annoying I think from my perspective because it is difficult to educate them about something that is difficult to talk to them about … so something in Mandarin or in different languages would be useful. Open in a separate window. Communicable Diseases Intelligence. The contextual and personal information gained through the use of a qualitative descriptive approach enables the researcher to gain rich, in-depth information about the phenomena being studied.
The results showed that the men interviewed had a good understanding of the benefits of using condoms for anal sex.
In addition to the recommended strategy of using condoms, some men identified other approaches for managing risk in sexual activities. Because I'd never had sex before I met my boyfriend … we've both been tested [negative] so we're pretty happy with that, so we decided not to, yeah [use condoms]. Several men described the barriers to testing including not knowing how to access an HIV test and difficulties discussing sexual health issues with their general practitioner.
Following data analysis, four major themes were identified: