Rethinking perceived risk and health behavior: a critical review of HIV prevention research.

@article{Kowalewski1997RethinkingPR,
  title={Rethinking perceived risk and health behavior: a critical review of HIV prevention research.},
  author={Mark Kowalewski and Kimberly Henson and Douglas L. Longshore},
  journal={Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education},
  year={1997},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={
          313-25
        }
}
Perceived risk of infection, one factor influencing HIV-related behavior decisions, has been the focus of expanding research efforts. A body of research now exists examining factors related to risk perceptions and the relationship between risk perceptions and behavioral decision making. This article examines 60 quantitative studies of HIV-related risk perceptions, identifies methodological and theoretical limitations or gaps in current knowledge, and suggests ways future research might better… CONTINUE READING
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