Feasibility and Acceptability of Text Messaging to Assess Daily Substance Use and Sexual Behaviors among Urban Emerging Adults

2017 (Complete)

Erin E. Bonar, Rebecca M. Cunningham, R. Lorraine Collins, James A. Cranford, Stephen T. Chermack, Marc A. Zimmerman, Frederic C. Blow, and Maureen A. Walton

Daily process research can help distinguish causal relationships between substance use and sexual risk behaviors in high-risk groups, such as urban emerging adults. We employed text messaging to assess 18–25 year-olds’ daily substance use and sexual risk behaviors over 28 days. We describe the implementation of this method, attitudes regarding the daily surveys, and correlates of survey completion.

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