Recalling sexual partners: the accuracy of self-reports.

  title={Recalling sexual partners: the accuracy of self-reports.},
  author={James Jaccard and Robert McDonald and Choi K. Wan and Vincent Guilamo-Ramos and Patricia J. Dittus and Shannon L Quinlan},
  journal={Journal of health psychology},
  volume={9 6},
Accuracy of recall of the number of sexual partners individuals had over a period of one month, three months, six months and one year was studied in a group of 285 young, single, heterosexual adults. Self-reports of the number of partners were obtained on a weekly basis and then compared with recall of behavior over longer time periods that overlapped the weekly measures. For individuals who claimed abstinence or who claimed to be monogamous, accuracy of recall was relatively high, especially… CONTINUE READING

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