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The reasons for sharing needle using and syringe among injection drug users in the city of Ahvaz: A qualitative study

Mansourian, M. and Solhi, M. and Dehdari, T. and Taghdisi, M.H. and Zamanialavijeh, F. and Barzoki, H.R. and Asayesh, H. (2012) The reasons for sharing needle using and syringe among injection drug users in the city of Ahvaz: A qualitative study. HealthMED, 6 (10). pp. 3494-3500. ISSN 18402291 (ISSN)

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Introduction and goals: The prevalence of HIV and hepatitis among injection drug users (IDUs) who shares needle and syringe is by far more than those who do not share syringe. Therefore, the purpose of this qualitative study was to explain the reasons of sharing needle and syringe in Ahvaz IDUs. Materials and method: This article is a part of qualitative study which has been performed by the content analysis method and purposeful sampling in drop in center (DIC) of Ahvaz city. 39 semi-structured individual depth interviews and two focus group discussions (FGD) were performed in this study. The subjects were asked by the causes of using shared needle, prison background and stricken by disease. After the first interview, the analyzing of data was started and continues up to data saturation. Result: After coding and analyzing of data, inaccessibility and limitation of provision to sterile syringe, the lack of knowledge about result of sharing needle, disappointment and eagerness to die thought the sharing needle and sharing needle by self-deception were four causes of using sharing syringe. Discussion: According to the increasing in IDU and incidence of STDs disease in IDUs, it seems increasing of harm reduction programs and distributing of sterile syringe with the perform educational program for IDUs and helping them to quit can be useful for the control of addiction.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - HealthMED [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Tehran University of medical sciences, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Ahvaz University of medical sciences, Ahvaz, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drop in centers, Injection drug user, Needle and syringe exchange, Qualitative study, article, awareness, content analysis, death, drug abuse, drug use, ethnicity, hazard, hepatitis C, human, Human immunodeficiency virus infection, prison, qualitative research, sampling, self evaluation, semi structured interview, syringe
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 04:37
Last Modified: 23 May 2015 08:33
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1932

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