Most studies of risk factors for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) rely heavily on retrospective self-reports.
The degree to which these reports provide reliable information has received little research attention.
The purpose of this study was to assess the extent to which the reliability of retrospective self-report data is affected over time.
Data were examined from a longitudinal study of risk behaviors among injection drug users.
Structured interviews were administered to 366 injection drug users who were asked to recall behaviors that they had reported 6,12, or 18 months earlier.
Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Autoévaluation, Rappel, Comportement sexuel, Prise risque, SIDA, Méthodologie, Homme, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Self evaluation, Recall, Sexual behavior, Risk taking, AIDS, Methodology, Human, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0065288
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 09/06/1995.