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Title

Reliability and Validity of Self-Report Measures of HIV-Related Sexual Behavior

Authors

L. Weinhardt, A. Forsyth, M. Carey, et al

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Journal Name

Archives of Sexual Behavior

Publication Date

4/1/1998

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Abstract

Abstract
The trustworthiness of self-reported sexual behavior data has been questioned since Kinsey’s
pioneering surveys of sexuality in the United States (Kinsey et al. 1948, 1953). In the era of HIV and
AIDS, researchers and practitioners have employed a diversity of assessment techniques but they
have not escaped the fundamental problem of measurement error. In this article, we review the
empirical literature produced since Catania et al.’s (1990) review regarding reliability and validity
of self-administered and automated questionnaires, face-to-face interviews, telephone interviews,
and self-monitoring approaches. We also provide specific recommendations for improving sexual
behavior assessment. It is imperative that standardized self-report instruments be developed and used
for sexual risk-behavior assessment.

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Topic

Behavior

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