Comparison between Self-Report and a Dipstick Method (NicCheck 1®) to Assess Nicotine Intake

Bernaards, Claire M., Twisk, Jos W. R., van Mechelen, Willem, Snel, Jan and Kemper, Han (2004) Comparison between Self-Report and a Dipstick Method (NicCheck 1®) to Assess Nicotine Intake. European Addiction Research, 10 4: 163-167. doi:10.1159/000079837


Author Bernaards, Claire M.
Twisk, Jos W. R.
van Mechelen, Willem
Snel, Jan
Kemper, Han
Title Comparison between Self-Report and a Dipstick Method (NicCheck 1®) to Assess Nicotine Intake
Formatted title
Comparison between Self-Report and a Dipstick Method (NicCheck 1®) to Assess Nicotine Intake
Journal name European Addiction Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1421-9891
1022-6877
Publication date 2004-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1159/000079837
Volume 10
Issue 4
Start page 163
End page 167
Total pages 5
Editor W. van den Brink
C. Haasen
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publisher Karger
Language eng
Subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the agreement between self-reported tobacco consumption and NicCheck 1® (Dynagen Inc. Cambridge, Mass., USA) regarding smoking status and nicotine intake in a population of smokers (20.8%) and non-smokers. NicCheck 1 is a dipstick that changes colour in the presence of urinary nicotine metabolites. Smoking was assessed by self-report and NicCheck 1 in 169 males and 191 females (mean age 36.0 SD 0.7). Self-report and NicCheck 1 agreed highly on smoking status, especially in moderate to heavy smokers. With regard to nicotine intake, there was a large overlap in self-reported tobacco consumption between NicCheck 1 levels, despite a relatively high correlation coefficient between self-report and NicCheck 1 in smokers (i.e. 0.74). No effect modification by gender or BMI was found. When both methods were validated against two blood lipid parameters, self-report seemed to do equally well as NicCheck 1 in assessing nicotine intake. Copyright © 2004 S. Karger AG, Basel
Keyword Smoking
Tobacco
Urinary nicotine metabolites
Interview
Colorimetric assay
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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