Accession Number : ADA304201

Title :   Feasibility of Surveying Navy Dependents About Substance Abuse: Alternative Approaches, Cost Estimates, Sampling.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 92-Sep 93,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Robertson, David W.

PDF Url : ADA304201

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : This report addresses the feasibility of administering a survey about substance abuse to Navy dependent (NDEP) spouses and youth. Because of the extreme sensitivity of the items ('Do you use the following drugs...?'), known as self-report questions, special consideration was given to: survey mode (interview, by-mail, etc.), protection of confidentiality, nonresponse rate, and validity of response. On-going survey projects with national samples were reviewed. Special problems regarding identification and location of a sample of NDEPs (involving more complex procedures than for a national sample) were addressed. Costs were roughly estimated for alternative modes of administration under two conditions: (1) 'Piggy-back' an on-going survey project and (2) conduct a separate NDEP survey. As a tool for management decision making, a matrix format was designed to display a summarization of many considerations for each alternative mode.

Descriptors :   *VALIDATION, *FAMILY MEMBERS, *COST ESTIMATES, *SURVEYS, *DRUG ABUSE, *HIGH SENSITIVITY, DECISION MAKING, MANAGEMENT, NAVY, COSTS, RESPONSE, SAMPLING, YOUTH.

Subject Categories : Pharmacology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE