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dc.contributor.authorMaloney, Stephanie
dc.contributor.authorKeenan, Eammon
dc.contributor.authorGeoghegan, Noreen
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-30T14:40:40Z
dc.date.available2012-04-30T14:40:40Z
dc.date.issued2012-04-30
dc.identifier.citationWhat are the risk factors for soft tissue abscess development among injecting drug users?, 106 (23):21-4 Nurs Timesen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0954-7762
dc.identifier.pmid20608441
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/221194
dc.description.abstractMuch research has been done on the risk taking behaviour of drug users who inject. Cutaneous or subcutaneous skin and soft tissue abscesses are common complications of intravenous drug use.
dc.description.abstractTo identify the risk factors to which drug users who inject expose themselves, in an attempt to improve initial assessment.
dc.description.abstractA convenience sampling method was used, and structured interviews carried out with 70 injecting drug users attending a methadone treatment setting in Dublin.
dc.description.abstractForty eight (69%) of participants have had an abscess at some stage. Poor levels of skin cleansing were identified as a main cause, and 80% admitted to sharing injecting equipment.
dc.description.abstractHealthcare professionals need to develop better strategies for delivering messages to clients regarding safer injecting behaviour.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Nursing timesen_GB
dc.subject.meshAbscess
dc.subject.meshAdult
dc.subject.meshCohort Studies
dc.subject.meshFemale
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshInterviews as Topic
dc.subject.meshMale
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged
dc.subject.meshRisk
dc.subject.meshSkin Ulcer
dc.subject.meshSoft Tissue Infections
dc.subject.meshSubstance Abuse Treatment Centers
dc.subject.meshSubstance Abuse, Intravenous
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult
dc.titleWhat are the risk factors for soft tissue abscess development among injecting drug users?en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDublin Mid-Leinster.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalNursing timesen_GB
html.description.abstractMuch research has been done on the risk taking behaviour of drug users who inject. Cutaneous or subcutaneous skin and soft tissue abscesses are common complications of intravenous drug use.
html.description.abstractTo identify the risk factors to which drug users who inject expose themselves, in an attempt to improve initial assessment.
html.description.abstractA convenience sampling method was used, and structured interviews carried out with 70 injecting drug users attending a methadone treatment setting in Dublin.
html.description.abstractForty eight (69%) of participants have had an abscess at some stage. Poor levels of skin cleansing were identified as a main cause, and 80% admitted to sharing injecting equipment.
html.description.abstractHealthcare professionals need to develop better strategies for delivering messages to clients regarding safer injecting behaviour.


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