|Titre :||Collecting daily self-reports of injection drug use via automated telephone interviewing (2014)|
|Auteurs :||B. C. LEIGH ; D. D. BREWER ; E. L. SEDDIG|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Drug and Alcohol Review (Vol.33, n°4, July 2014)|
|Article en page(s) :||446-448|
|Discipline :||SHS (Sciences humaines et sociales / Human and social sciences)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEUSAGER ; INJECTION ; TELEPHONE ; ENTRETIEN ; AUTOEVALUATION ; METHODE
Among injection drug users (IDUs), the sharing of injection equipment places users at a high risk for serious health consequences, including acquisition of HIV and hepatitis C. Identifying and examining behavioural risk factors for infection raises crucial issues in the measurement of drug use and associated behaviours.
Comprehensive measurement of drug use and risk behaviour depends largely on retrospective self-reports. Although researchers have attempted to increase the accuracy of these measures, it is generally accepted that illicit drug use (and by extension, concomitant injection risk behaviours) is underreported. Inaccuracies may be a consequence of social desirability or of cognitive factors that affect retrospective reports of behaviour, including forgetting and errors in estimating frequency.
One promising measurement strategy is the use of daily reports, which can be more accurate than retrospective interviews that cover longer time periods. With daily reports that involve retrospection over only a short period of time (24 h or less), participants can be queried about specific injection episodes, thus facilitating description of behavioural risk factors within these episodes. We describe an assessment of the feasibility of collecting daily reports from IDUs using automated telephone interviewing [Interactive Voice Response (IVR)] conducted on mobile telephones. [Introduction]
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Refs biblio. :||16|
|Affiliation :||Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, USA|