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This seminar will present findings from a systematic review of the evidence for agreement between self-reported and biologically measured illicit drug use.
Studies often rely upon self-report and biological testing methods for measuring illicit drug use, although evidence for their agreement is limited to specific populations and self-report instruments. This seminar will describe the method and findings from a systematic review and meta-analysis in which evidence for agreement between self-reported and biologically measured illicit drug use among all major illicit drug classes, biological indicators, populations and settings was examined.
About the Speaker
Ms Bharat is a Biostatistician and early career researcher based at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney. Ms Bharat recently submitted her PhD thesis, which examined medicine use and outcomes among people with opioid dependence, leveraging new statistical research methods and data linkage to address clinically relevant questions. More broadly, Ms Bharat’s research focuses on the epidemiology and treatment of substance use in Australia and internationally.