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A cross-sectional description of social capital in an international sample of persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH)

Allison Webel1*, J Craig Phillips2, Carol Dawson Rose3, William L Holzemer4, Wei-Ti Chen5, Lynda Tyer-Viola6, Marta Rivero-Méndez7, Patrice Nicholas8, Kathleen Nokes9, Jeanne Kemppainen10, Elizabeth Sefcik11, John Brion12, Lucille Eller4, Scholastika Iipinge13, Kenn Kirksey14, Dean Wantland4, Puangtip Chaiphibalsarisdi15, Mallory O Johnson16, Carmen Portillo17, Inge B Corless6, Joachim Voss18 and Robert A Salata19

Author Affiliations

1 Clinical Research Scholar, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-4904, USA

2 University of British Columbia School of Nursing, Vancouver, Canada

3 University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing, San Francisco, USA

4 Rutgers College of Nursing, Newark, USA

5 Yale University, New Haven, USA

6 MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, USA

7 University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

8 Global Health and Academic Partnerships, Brigham and Women's Hospital and MGH, Institute of Health Professions, Boston, USA

9 Hunter College, CUNY, Hunter Bellevue SON, New York, USA

10 University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, USA

11 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, USA

12 Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, USA

13 University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia

14 Center for Nursing Research, Seton Family of Hospitals, Austin, USA

15 Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand

16 UCSF, San Francisco, USA

17 UCSF School of Nursing - Community Health Systems, San Francisco, USA

18 University of Washington, Saettle, USA

19 Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, USA

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BMC Public Health 2012, 12:188  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-188

Published: 13 March 2012

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Table S1. Means, Medians, and Cronbach's α for the Social Capital Survey by Site.

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Table S2. Individual Factor Loadings.

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Table S3. Bivariate Correlation Coefficients between Social Capital and Mental health Variables in HIV+ Adults.

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Table S4. Relationship between Individual Social Capital in HIV + Adults and variables consistent with Social Action Theory (n = 1,082)1.

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