Assessing and prioritizing the preferences of injecting drug users in needle and syringe exchange service development

C. Matheson, G. B. Anthony, C. Bond, M. K. Rossi
2008 Journal of public health  
A B S T R AC T Background Needle exchange services are vital for the distribution of clean injecting equipment and disposal of equipment used for intravenous drug users. From the number of clean needles and syringes distributed and the estimated number of injecting drug users (IDUs), there may be insufficient use of needle exchange services. This highlighted the need to consider how services could be improved to encourage the use. Methods A structured, short, anonymous questionnaire was
more » ... onnaire was distributed to IDUs through a wide range of agencies and services in North East Scotland. A form of snowball sampling was also used.
doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdn030 pmid:18436548 fatcat:3uig3rp5yrgu7nu4zxsnck77vu