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HIV Risk-taking Behavior Scale (HRBS) « Risk « Surveys/Scales « Downloads

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Date postedFebruary 3, 2012
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CategoriesRisk, Substance Abuse, Surveys/Scales, Condom Use

Description

Background:
This brief scale can be used to assess HIV risk among intravenous drug users (Darke et al., 1991). The HIV risk-taking behavior scale (HRBS) includes two subscales to measure injecting and sexual behavior. The scale was validated on a sample of 175 adults (18-42) from Australia (Alpha = .70)

The subscales are:
Drug use: Items 1-6
Sexual behavior: Items 7-11

Developers:
Shane Darke, Wayne Hall, Nick Heather, Jeff Ward, and Alex Wodak

Copyright:
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales; Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

References:
Darke, S., Hall, W., Heather, N., Ward, J., & Wodak, A. (1991). The reliability and validity of a scale to measure HIV risk-taking among intravenous drug users. AIDS, 5, 181-185.

Reliability:
Internal consistency:
Cronbach alpha = 0.70
Test-retest reliability (one week): Pearson product-moment coefficient = 0.86
(Darker et al., 1991)