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Evaluating audio computer assisted self-interviews in urban south African communities: evidence for good suitability and reduced social desirability bias of a cross-sectional survey on sexual behaviour

  • Roxanne Beauclair1Email author,
  • Fei Meng2, 3,
  • Nele Deprez4,
  • Marleen Temmerman2,
  • Alex Welte1,
  • Niel Hens3, 5 and
  • Wim Delva1, 2
BMC Medical Research Methodology201313:11

Received: 15 October 2012

Accepted: 25 January 2013

Published: 31 January 2013

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15 Oct 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
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24 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sandra Edwards
13 Dec 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Charles Turner
14 Jan 2013 Author responded Author comments - Roxanne Beauclair
Resubmission - Version 3
14 Jan 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
25 Jan 2013 Editorially accepted
31 Jan 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2288-13-11

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Authors’ Affiliations

The South African Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation (DST/NRF) Centre of Excellence in Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA), Stellenbosch University
International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University
Center for Statistics, Interuniversity Institute of Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics, Hasselt University
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University
Centre for Health Economic Research and Modeling Infectious Diseases, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, University of Antwerp