Risk Behavior for Gay Men: EXPLORE Project

By

Author of Tool: 

Centre for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS)

Key references: 

BA Koblin, MA Chesney, MJ Husnik, et al. High-Risk Behaviors among Men Who Have Sex with Men in 6 US Cities: Baseline Data from the EXPLORE Study. American Journal of Public Health. 2003 93: 926–932.

Primary use / Purpose: 

Measures efficacy of a behavioral intervention to prevent acquisition of HIV among men who have sex with men.

Background: 

Three questionnaires under the title of ‘Risk Behavior for Gay Men’ were used in Explore; a nationwide HIV prevention behavioral trial involving nearly 4,300 men who have sex with men. Explore was one of the largest behavioral studies of its kind, and included participants recruited from six cities: Boston, Chicago, Denver, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle. The study’s purpose was to examine whether an intensified program of counseling helps to prevent men who have sex with men from getting HIV.  The 

Psychometrics: 

For psychometric description see article:

BA Koblin, MA Chesney, MJ Husnik, et al. High-Risk Behaviors among Men Who Have Sex with Men in 6 US Cities: Baseline Data from the EXPLORE Study. American Journal of Public Health. 2003 93: 926–932. 

Keywords: 

Web link to tool: 

Risky Behaviour for Gay Men (baseline)Risky Behaviour for Gay Men (6-12 month assessment)Risky Behaviour for Gay Men (18-24 month assessment)Feedback survey

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 

https://dx.doi.org/10.13072/midss.453

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Welcome to the Measurement Instrument Database for the Social Sciences (MIDSS). The site is designed to be a repository for instruments that are used to collect data from across the social sciences. Please use the site to discover instruments you can use in you own research.