Comparison between self-report and hair analysis of illicit drug use in a community sample of middle-aged men.

@article{Ledgerwood2008ComparisonBS,
  title={Comparison between self-report and hair analysis of illicit drug use in a community sample of middle-aged men.},
  author={David M Ledgerwood and Bruce A. Goldberger and Nathan K. Risk and Collins E Lewis and Rumi Kato Price},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 9},
  pages={1131-9}
}
Discrepancies between biological assays and self-report of illicit drug use could undermine epidemiological research findings. Two objectives of the present study are to examine the degree of agreement between self-reported illicit drug use and hair analysis in a community sample of middle-aged men, and to identify factors that may predict discrepancies between self-report and hair testing. Male participants followed since 1972 were interviewed about substance use, and hair samples were… CONTINUE READING
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