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Type Revue - American Journal of Epidemiology
Titre Reliability of reports of sexual behavior: a study of married couples in rural west Africa
Auteur(s)
Volume 141
Numéro 12
Publication (Jour/Mois/Année) 1995
Numéros de page 1194-1200
Résumé
A heterosexual partners survey in rural Senegal, Africa, was carried out in 1992 to evaluate the reliability of self-reported answers about sexual practices. The authors followed 62 married couples weekly during a 5-week period to assess the level of agreement 1) between answers made by members of the same couple but collected separately, 2) between retrospective reporting of sexual activity during the last 4 weeks versus weekly reporting of sexual activity during 4 weeks, and 3) between answers to a set of identical retrospective questions asked 5 weeks apart. Reports over recent and short periods of time such as 7 days are reliable: The dates of sexual acts with spouse reported during the weekly interviews were concordant between members of a couple at 0-day or 1-day intervals in 72\% of cases. The concordance of weeks reported with or without intercourse was also high. Reports over longer periods of time are less reliable: The comparison of retrospective reports versus weekly reports regarding mean number of sexual acts during the last 4 weeks shows a clear overreporting that was higher among men (4.5 vs. 2.7 sexual acts) than among women (3.7 vs. 2.7).

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Lagarde, Enel, and Pison. "Reliability of reports of sexual behavior: a study of married couples in rural west Africa." American Journal of Epidemiology 141, no. 12 (1995): 1194-1200.
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