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  1. Risk factors for needle sharing among methadone-treated patients.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    This paper examines the sociodemographic and psychiatric characteristics of patients takine methadone who continue to share needles.

    Method

    Three hundred twenty-three patients were recruited from four methadone programs.

    Data were collected by using questionnaires and interviews.

    Psychiatric symptoms were measured with the SCL-90, the Beck Depression Inventory, and the Addiction Severity Index.

    Results

    Twenty percent of these subjects reported sharing needles within the previous 6 months.

    Those who shared reported greater difficulty in acquiring new needles, more legal difficulties, more severe drug problems, and higher levels of psychiatric symptoms.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Virose, Infection, Toxicomanie, Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Facteur risque, Seringue, Partage, Etude comparative, Méthadone, Analgésique narcotique, Traitement substitutif, Hémopathie, Immunopathologie, Homme, Troubles psychiatriques

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral disease, Infection, Drug abuse, AIDS, Risk factor, Syringe, Partition, Comparative study, Narcotic analgesic, Replacement therapy, Hemopathy, Immunopathology, Human, Psychiatric disorders

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 91-0334318

    Code Inist : 002B18C04. Création : 199406.