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November 2021

Agreement between urinalysis and self-reported drug use

Author(s): Deren, S., Beardsley, M., Tortu, S.

Journal/Book: Subst Use Misuse. 1999; 34: 270 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA. Marcel Dekker Inc. 1585-1592.

Abstract: One hundred fifty-eight drug users received an interview that included self-reported drug use. Opiate/cocaine use in the prior 48 hours was assessed by urinalysis. Fifty-five subjects received a urine test after the interview and 103 were tested before. Chi-square tests were performed to determine if agreement between serf-reported drug use and urine test results was associated with timing of urine testing. The rate of agreement was 58% when the urine test was performed after the interview and 93% when performed before the interview (chi(2) = 28.6, p <.001). Conducting urine tests before an interview can increase the accuracy of self-reports.

Note: Article Hamid R, Natl Dev & Res Inst Inc, World Trade Ctr 2, 16th Floor, New York,NY 10048 USA

Keyword(s): validity; urinalysis; urine testing; STREET OUTREACH; VALIDITY


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