Adolescent substance use assessment in a primary care setting Article

Brodey, BB, McMullin, D, Winters, KC et al. (2007). Adolescent substance use assessment in a primary care setting . 33(3), 447-454. 10.1080/00952990701315079

cited authors

  • Brodey, BB; McMullin, D; Winters, KC; Rosen, CS; Downing, DR; Koble, JM

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abstract

  • Health initiatives suggest that adolescent substance use assessment may be beneficial as part of primary care to screen for early problematic behaviors. To examine the accuracy of such reporting, we compared the anonymous and confidential self-reports of 180 adolescents in a primary care setting. Matching samples to control for demographic variables, we found that adolescents were more likely to report marijuana use and substance use behaviors, such as selling drugs, when reporting anonymously vs. reporting confidentially. These results challenge the accuracy of confidential self-reports within this setting, and suggest further research is needed. Copyright © Informa Healthcare.

publication date

  • May 1, 2007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 447

end page

  • 454

volume

  • 33

issue

  • 3