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Title: Validity of Self-Reported Drug Use: Improving the Accuracy of Survey Estimates
Editor(s): L Harrison; A Hughes
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 513
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
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Sale Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse
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Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume reviews current research on the validity of self-reported drug use, and describes methodological advances designed to reduce total error in estimates of drug use and quantify sources of nonsampling error.
Abstract: The monograph arises from a technical review conducted on September 8 and 9, 1994, in Gaithersburg, MD, where 25 leading researchers presented papers on various aspects of the validity of self-reported drug use. The first section of this document is an overview of what is known about the validity of self-report based on studies using internal and external validity criteria. The second section focuses on methodological advances used or proposed as a means for understanding the extent of nonsampling error in surveys, and realizing further reductions in total error in estimates of drug use and associated behaviors. The monograph includes several articles detailing results of studies comparing drug use prevalence based on self-report, urinalysis, and hair- testing measures. Results from those studies must be viewed with caution in light of the limitations of hair-testing technology. References, tables, figures, notes
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Blood/body fluid analysis; Computers; Drug information; Drug testing; Drug use; Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Forensic medicine; Hair and fiber analysis; Kickbacks; Probation or parole officers; Probationer substance abuse; Questionnaires; Research methods; Science and Technology; Self-report studies; Testing and measurement; Urinalysis
Note: DCC. NIDA Research Monograph 167
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