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Can female adolescents tell whether they will test positive for Chlamydia infection?

Bruine de Bruin, W, Downs, JS, Murray, P and Fischhoff, B (2010) Can female adolescents tell whether they will test positive for Chlamydia infection? Medical Decision Making, 30 (2). 189 - 193 . ISSN 0272-989X


Having better predictors of chlamydia infection may improve health care providers' decisions about when to provide testing for Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct). Adolescents' probability judgments of significant life events in the next year and by age 20 y have shown promising validity, being significantly correlated with subsequent self-reports of having experienced these events. Here, the authors examine whether female adolescents' probability judgments of having chlamydia were correlated with the objective outcome of a Ct polymerase chain reaction assay.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Adolescent, Age Factors, Biological Markers, Chlamydia Infections, Chlamydia trachomatis, Female, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Health Surveys, Humans, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Reproducibility of Results, Risk Assessment, Risk-Taking, Sexual Behavior, Socioeconomic Factors, Women's Health
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Business (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2012 13:07
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 03:37
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0272989X09343308
Status: Published
Publisher: Sage Publications
Identification Number: 10.1177/0272989X09343308
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/74529

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