Increasing assertiveness skills to reduce HIV risk among women living with a severe and persistent mental illness.

@article{Weinhardt1998IncreasingAS,
  title={Increasing assertiveness skills to reduce HIV risk among women living with a severe and persistent mental illness.},
  author={Lance S. Weinhardt and Michael P Carey and Kate B Carey and R N Verdecias},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={1998},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={680-4}
}
This study examined whether training women living with a severe mental illness to be assertive in sexual situations would decrease their risk for HIV infection. Twenty female outpatients were randomly assigned to either a 10-session assertiveness training intervention or a waiting-list control condition. All participants completed measures of HIV-related information, motivation, skills, and sexual risk behavior pre- and postintervention and at 2- and 4-month follow-ups. Compared with controls… CONTINUE READING
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