Outcome measurement issues in drug abuse prevention studies

J. H. Dwyer, D. P. MacKinnon

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This chapter focuses on several statistical and methodological issues that arise in the measurement of drug use and predictors of drug use in prevention studies. The primary focus is on experimental and quasi- experimental studies in which the intervention impact is of primary interest. Many of the issues raised are also relevant to population studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1667-1672
Number of pages6
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number12-13
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Drug use
  • Evaluation
  • Measurement
  • Predictors
  • Prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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