Rose Richard

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Controlling the AIDs epidemic may depend largely upon health education aimed at adolescents. A number of approaches have been applied to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) preventive behaviour in adolescents, including the health belief model (Becker, 1974), protection motivation theory (Rogers, 1983), and the theory of planned behaviour (Ajzen, 1985,(More)
This article focuses on determinants of adolescent AIDS-related behaviour. First, we will focus on the perception of risk for AIDS and possible optimistic biases in perceived risk. The behavioural consequences of optimism or perceived invulnerability will be briefly discussed. Next, we will focus on other determinants of sexual risk behaviour, i.e.(More)
This study sought to determine if overprediction of physical discomfort prior to and following exercise was related to a number of self-report and objective measures of physical health status in a general population sample. Cross-sectional findings indicated a significant and specific relation between patterns of discomfort overprediction (vs under- or(More)
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