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Validity of self-report in identifying anabolic steroid use among weightlifters.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8905508     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To determine the validity of self-report in the detection of anabolic steroid use among weightlifters, self-report was compared with assay results of simultaneous urine samples from 48 male weightlifters. The sensitivity of self-report in the detection of urinary anabolic steroids was 74%, and specificity was 82%. In addition, 22 of 23 participants who declared current use had at least one undeclared anabolic steroid identified in their urine. However, 15 participants reported at least one drug that was not detected in the urine. Furthermore, 3 of 17 declared nonusers had objective evidence of steroids in their urine. The validity of self-report may be inadequate to differentiate reliably between users and nonusers.
G S Ferenchick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of general internal medicine     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0884-8734     ISO Abbreviation:  J Gen Intern Med     Publication Date:  1996 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-19     Completed Date:  1997-02-19     Revised Date:  2009-02-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8605834     Medline TA:  J Gen Intern Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  554-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, East Lansing 48824-1317, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anabolic Agents* / urine
Doping in Sports*
Self Disclosure*
Sensitivity and Specificity
Substance Abuse Detection
Weight Lifting*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anabolic Agents

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