Commentary on Reuter et al. - Data triangulation for substance abuse research

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Martijn Van Hasselt, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Reuter et al. [1] highlight the limitations of using a general population survey (GPS) to determine the prevalence of frequent heroin use. Data from such surveys are likely to suffer from item non-response and under-reporting. In addition, frequent heroin use is relatively rare in the overall population, and the subpopulation of heavy users may, therefore, be poorly covered by the sampling frame.

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Addiction 116, 2613-2614. DOI: 10.1111/add.15596
Language: English
Date: 2021
data triangulation, population survey, sampling bias, substance use, survey non-response, under-reporting

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