BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Reliability of responses between partners was used as a surrogate to examine the validity of self-reported sexual histories in two samples with different risk and demographic profiles and different intensities of contact with study staff. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective self-report data were compared between partners and between samples. RESULTS: Despite differences between the two groups, reliability of the sexual history data was comparable. CONCLUSIONS: Further study is needed to examine other methodologies for collecting sensitive data. Intensive contact and rapport building may not be necessary
Reliability of sexual histories in heterosexual couples
Padian, N., Aral, S., Vranizan, K., & Bolan, G. (1995). Reliability of sexual histories in heterosexual couples. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 22(3), 169-172.