The Cognitive Escape Scale: Measuring HIV-related Thought Avoidance

  title={The Cognitive Escape Scale: Measuring HIV-related Thought Avoidance},
  author={Carol J. Nemeroff and Michael A Hoyt and David M. Huebner and Rae Jean Proescholdbell},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
Cognitive escape provides a model for examining the cognitive processes involved in escaping from thoughts of HIV/AIDS in a population of men who have sex with men (MSM). This investigation presents psychometric information and validation data on the Cognitive Escape Scale (CES), a measure of HIV-related cognitive avoidance. This study also examined the associations between the CES and self-report measures of theoretically related constructs, including HIV-related worry, sensation-seeking… CONTINUE READING