Prostate cancer and consistency of reporting sexual histories in men over age 50

Leslie K. Dennis, J. M. Ritchie, M. I. Resnick

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Abstract

We conducted an in-person interview to examine the reliability of reported sexual histories among men over age 50y with and without prostate cancer. Marriage and cohabitation were used as memory cues to recall sexual activity. High correlations on test -retest for questions evaluating sexual histories suggest reliable answers for most factors, and specifically for age at first sexual activity, and lifetime number of sexual partners. Low correlations were seen for ill-defined and socially undesirable items. These data suggest that men consistently report most measures of sexual activity when using marriage and cohabitation as memory cues to recall sexual histories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-247
Number of pages5
JournalProstate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Reliability
  • Sexual activity
  • Sexual partners
  • Validity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Urology
  • Cancer Research

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