Relationship of optimism, knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs to use of HIV antibody testing by at-risk female adolescents.

@article{Goodman1995RelationshipOO,
  title={Relationship of optimism, knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs to use of HIV antibody testing by at-risk female adolescents.},
  author={Elizabeth Goodman and M. A. Chesney and Ann C Tipton},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={541-6}
}
This study's purpose was to examine the extent to which optimism, knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs predict use of HIV testing services in a group of at-risk female adolescents. We prospectively interviewed 124 consecutive girls engaging in risky behaviors before regularly scheduled pediatric clinic appointments at a large urban HMO. Subjects completed a self-report questionnaire assessing optimism (Scheier's Life Optimism Test, or LOT), HIV-related knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors before… CONTINUE READING

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