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 0272-989XFull text available as:
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.
|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:||08 Feb 2013 17:40|