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Collecting substance use data with an anonymous mailed survey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9330915     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Because mailed surveys minimize personal contact, they are useful for collecting sensitive data on substance use, as long as the problems of achieving adequate response rates can be conquered. To address these issues, we report on an anonymous mailed survey of substance use with a 78% response rate, including data collection and survey methods. Analysis of sociodemographic effects on responding found certain groups required additional contacts. Substance use estimates were not affected by non-response bias, suggesting that anonymous mailed surveys can be a feasible means of collecting data on substance use.
A M Trinkoff; C L Storr
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Drug and alcohol dependence     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0376-8716     ISO Abbreviation:  Drug Alcohol Depend     Publication Date:  1997 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-11-20     Completed Date:  1997-11-20     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513587     Medline TA:  Drug Alcohol Depend     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatric, Community and Adult Primary Care Nursing, University of Maryland, School of Nursing, Baltimore, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bias (Epidemiology)
Cross-Sectional Studies
Data Collection / statistics & numerical data*
Health Surveys*
Marijuana Abuse / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Nurses / psychology,  statistics & numerical data*
Psychotropic Drugs
Substance-Related Disorders / epidemiology*
United States / epidemiology
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Psychotropic Drugs; 50-36-2/Cocaine

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