Respondent Driven Sampling Design Issues in Change

A simulation Study

Tim Guimond, Michael Escobar, Gillian Kolla, Margaret Millson,
Change the Cycle Team, Carol Strike
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
November 15, 2011

Motivating Data: Change the Cycle Study

Using Respondent Driven Sampling to find IDUs

This study is a longitudinal study of a peer intervention with injection drug
users which is using Respondent Driven Sampling to recruit their sample.
Objectives of Change the Cycle:

Assess whether the intervention reduces the frequency of injection initiation related behaviours, including giving a novice their first hit or injection
Assess the extent to which these behaviours are modifiable

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