Overreporting of smokeless tobacco use by adolescent males

Stuart J. Cohen, Barry Katz, Catherine A. Drook, Arden G. Christen, James L. McDonald, Byron L. Olson, Lisbeth A. Cloys, George K. Stookey

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Abstract

This study evaluates the impact of a pipeline assessment (salivary cotinine determination) on the accuracy of self-reported use of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco by 160 rural seventh-and eighth-grade males ranging in age from 12 to 16. Half of them were randomly assigned to complete a questionnaire on tobacco use prior to revealing the biochemical validation materials and collecting samples. The others had the samples collected prior to receiving and completing the questionnaires. The questionnaire-first group reported significantly greater smokeless tobacco use than did the pipeline-first group. Only for the latter were their self-reports significantly corroborated by the cotinine results. These results suggest that the utilization of a biochemical pipeline not only can improve self-reported tobacco use but also may help identify perceptions about the social desirability of using harmful substances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-393
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Behavioral Medicine
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1988

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Keywords

  • adolescent
  • bogus pipeline
  • cigarette
  • self-reports
  • smokeless tobacco

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology(all)

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Cohen, S. J., Katz, B., Drook, C. A., Christen, A. G., McDonald, J. L., Olson, B. L., ... Stookey, G. K. (1988). Overreporting of smokeless tobacco use by adolescent males. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 11(4), 383-393. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00844937

Overreporting of smokeless tobacco use by adolescent males. / Cohen, Stuart J.; Katz, Barry; Drook, Catherine A.; Christen, Arden G.; McDonald, James L.; Olson, Byron L.; Cloys, Lisbeth A.; Stookey, George K.

In: Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Vol. 11, No. 4, 08.1988, p. 383-393.

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Cohen, SJ, Katz, B, Drook, CA, Christen, AG, McDonald, JL, Olson, BL, Cloys, LA & Stookey, GK 1988, 'Overreporting of smokeless tobacco use by adolescent males', Journal of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 383-393. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00844937
Cohen SJ, Katz B, Drook CA, Christen AG, McDonald JL, Olson BL et al. Overreporting of smokeless tobacco use by adolescent males. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 1988 Aug;11(4):383-393. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00844937
Cohen, Stuart J. ; Katz, Barry ; Drook, Catherine A. ; Christen, Arden G. ; McDonald, James L. ; Olson, Byron L. ; Cloys, Lisbeth A. ; Stookey, George K. / Overreporting of smokeless tobacco use by adolescent males. In: Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 1988 ; Vol. 11, No. 4. pp. 383-393.
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