Journal article

Assessing the accuracy of self-reported smoking status and impact of passive smoke exposure among pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women using cotinine biochemical validation

Conor Gilligan, Robert Sanson-Fisher, Sandra Eades, Mark Wenitong, Kathryn Panaretto, Catherine D'este

DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW | WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC | Published : 2010

Abstract

INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: A significant level of misreport or error occurs during questionnaire-based assessment of smoking behaviour. Failure to measure environmental tobacco smoke, and participant's inclination to under-report their smoking raise questions as to the accuracy of assessment. In order to establish an estimation of the possible error associated with such assessment, the accuracy of self-reported smoking status among a group of pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women was examined. DESIGN AND METHODS: Women attending two Aboriginal Medical services in Far North Queensland for antenatal care were invited to participate. Women completed an interviewer assisted questionna..

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