A comparison of two methods of determining drug use among university students

P. Rabins, W. C. Swanson, D. M. Gallant

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Abstract

This study was designed to provide 2 types of information simultaneously. First, the authors compared in terms of time and cost the value of a mailed questionnaire and a 'face to face' interview. Statistical tests show that the 2 types of information gathering techniques yield similar results. The 'face to face' interview approach was more time consuming (approximately 45 min per session) and was 6 times more costly than the mailed questionnaire. Second, they measured the patterns and levels of drug use among undergraduates on a southern university campus. Student use of marijuana, barbiturates, amphetamines and hallucinogens was studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalJ.LA MED.SOC.
Volume126
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1974
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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