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Volume 2016, Article ID 9521313, 4 pages
Research Article

The Development of Criteria for the Selection of Chinese Peer Educators in HIV Management: A Delphi Study

1Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, Fudan University, Shanghai 201508, China
2School of Nursing, Fudan University, Shanghai 200000, China

Received 27 September 2016; Accepted 6 November 2016

Academic Editor: Giuseppe Murdaca

Copyright © 2016 Yan Qiu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


To develop an expert consensus opinion of the criteria for selection of peer educator for HIV/AIDS care program, twenty experts were invited to complete a two-round Delphi consultation. Response rates of the panelists for the first and second rounds were both 100%, and the authority coefficient of the experts was 0.75. Experts achieved consensus on a total of nine items (75%) on completion of the study. The Precedence Chart Method was used to calculate the weight of each indicator, and then a priority list was generated accordingly. This study provides the initial selection criteria for HIV/AIDS peer educators in Shanghai as well as in China.