Sexual Risk Cognitions Questionnaire: a reliability and validity study

D. Shah, S. Thornton, A.P. Burgess

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Describes the Sexual Risk Cognition Questionnaire (SRCQ-22) which was designed to assess the type and frequency of cognitions associated with unsafe sex. Data on reliability and validity are presented. Validity for the questionnaire was assessed in terms of its relationship with self-reported sexual behaviour among men who have sex with men. The results indicate that the SRCQ-22 is a reliable measure for assessing cognitions related to HIV risk sexual behaviour in this population and supported the view that they are important determinant of safe and unsafe behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-480
Number of pages10
JournalAids Care: Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of Aids-Hiv
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1997


  • HIV aids
  • prevention
  • risk
  • sexual behaviour
  • survey
  • diagnostic tests
  • education
  • evaluation


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