To investigate the attitudes of community pharmacists towards HIV prevention services for drug misusers and the relationship between these and their involvement in service provision.
Postal survey of a one in four random sample of community pharmacies (N=2654) in England and Wales, stratified by Family Health Service Authority, in 1995, using up to four mailshots.
Community pharmacies in England and Wales.
The community pharmacist in charge of the dispensary at the random sample of community pharmacies.
Information on attitudes and behaviour were collected through self-completion and postal return of structured questionnaires using questions with both category responses and Likert scales.
A 74.8% response rate was achieved.
Community pharmacists were positive about their role in HIV prevention and the provision of clean injecting equipment to injecting drug users-positive attitudes that were more evident among those pharmacists already providing these services.
However, they had concerns over the effect drug misusers may have on business and indicated a need for more training and for more role support.
Only a minority had taken part in training on drug misuse and HIV prevention (34. 7% and 21.3%, respectively).
Many community pharmacists supported the proposal that there should be extensions of their involvement, to include services such as supervising the consumption of methadone in the pharmacy. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Prévention, Service santé, Participation, Pharmacien, Communauté, Attitude, Pratique professionnelle, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Pays de Galles, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Implication
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Prevention, Health service, Participation, Chemist, Community, Attitude, Professional practice, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Wales, Health staff, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0079809
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 14/05/1998.