Aids knowledge among black drug users: An issue of reliability

Min Qi Wang, Charles B. Collins, Connie L. Kohler, Ralph J. DiClemente, Gina Wingood

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This study examined the reliability of an inventory measuring AIDS-related knowledge among 553 black drug users. Data were collected from a socially high-risk community in Birmingham, Alabama. The KR-20 reliability scores were computed from the inventory for each drug-use group. The KR-20 reliabilities ranged from .39 to .57. These findings may suggest that the inconsistent reports of the predictive power of AIDS knowledge among drug users reported in previous studies might be related to the low internal consistencies of the inventory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-124
Number of pages4
JournalPsychological reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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