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Reliability of sexual risk behavior interviews with psychiatric patients

McKinnon, Karen M.; Cournos, Francine; Meyer-Bahlburg, Heino F. L.; Guido, Jeannine R.; Caraballo, Louis R.; Margoshes, Elizabeth S.; Herman, Richard; Gruen, Rhoda; Exner, Theresa M.

Test-retest interviews examining recent sexual activity were administered to 27 severely ill psychiatric patients after stabilization. Three reports were judged to be questionable. For the I6 sexually active patients among the remaining 24, high test-retest reliability was found for number of sexual partners, frequency of episodes, and proportions of episodes involving vaginal intercourse and use of condoms. The interviews did not exacerbate psychiatric symptoms.

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American Journal of Psychiatry
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https://doi.org/10.1176/ajp.150.6.972

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Psychiatry
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September 28, 2017
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