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ERIC Number: EJ859605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1553-8346
Development and Evaluation of an HIV/AIDS Knowledge Measure for Adolescents Focusing on Misconceptions
de Bruin, Wandi Bruine; Downs, Julie S.; Fischhoff, Baruch; Palmgren, Claire
Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention in Children & Youth, v8 n1 p35-57 2007
Measures of adolescents' HIV/AIDS knowledge that cover only die basic facts may fail to assess underlying misunderstandings in need of intervention. We developed and evaluated a measure covering the broad domain of HIV/AIDS knowledge, emphasizing misunderstandings revealed in semi-structured qualitative interviews. These included the cumulative and relative risks of unsafe behaviors, proper condom use, needle cleaning, HIV test procedures, and disease progression. Reliability was satisfactory; a correlation between test performance and condom use among sexually active teens provided predictive validity. (Contains 4 tables, 1 figure, and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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