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Using ambulance attendances to recruit people who have experienced non-fatal heroin overdose

Dietze, Paul; Fry, Craig; Sunjic, Sandra; Zador, Deborah; Jolley, Damien; Rumbold, Greg; Bammer, Gabriele

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Aims: To trial two novel methods of recruiting people who experience non-fatal heroin overdose through the ambulance service. Setting: Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. Methods: In Melbourne potential participants were given numbered contact cards by ambulance paramedics after revival, while in Sydney potential participants were approached after revival by a researcher who travelled with ambulance paramedics to the overdose scene. Results: In Melbourne 281 cards were distributed during the...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorDietze, Paul
dc.contributor.authorFry, Craig
dc.contributor.authorSunjic, Sandra
dc.contributor.authorZador, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorJolley, Damien
dc.contributor.authorRumbold, Greg
dc.contributor.authorBammer, Gabriele
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T23:13:50Z
dc.identifier.issn0376-8716
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/88307
dc.description.abstractAims: To trial two novel methods of recruiting people who experience non-fatal heroin overdose through the ambulance service. Setting: Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. Methods: In Melbourne potential participants were given numbered contact cards by ambulance paramedics after revival, while in Sydney potential participants were approached after revival by a researcher who travelled with ambulance paramedics to the overdose scene. Results: In Melbourne 281 cards were distributed during the period 1 June 1998-31 December 1998 and a subsequent contact rate of 24% was achieved with 14% attending a subsequent interview. In Sydney there were 170 initial contacts of which 139 (82%) answered a series of questions asked at the scene (the remainder either ineligible or incapable of answering questions) with 48 (35%) also attending for follow-up interviews. Conclusions: Recruitment through contact with ambulance services is a novel method of recruiting heroin users for research into non-fatal heroin overdose with advantages over other methods of sampling for research on non-fatal heroin overdose.
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.sourceDrug and Alcohol Dependence
dc.subjectKeywords: diamorphine; adolescent; adult; ambulance; article; Australia; controlled study; drug overdose; emergency health service; female; follow up; health care personnel; heroin dependence; human; interview; major clinical study; male; medical research; priority Ambulance paramedics; Convenience sampling; Emergency services; Heroin overdose; Non-fatal heroin overdose
dc.titleUsing ambulance attendances to recruit people who have experienced non-fatal heroin overdose
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume67
dc.date.issued2002
local.identifier.absfor111708 - Health and Community Services
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub17945
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationDietze, Paul, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre Inc
local.contributor.affiliationFry, Craig, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre Inc
local.contributor.affiliationSunjic, Sandra, South Western Sydney Area Health Service
local.contributor.affiliationBammer, Gabriele, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationZador, Deborah, Central Sydney Area Health Service
local.contributor.affiliationJolley, Damien, University of Melbourne
local.contributor.affiliationRumbold, Greg, Monash University
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage99
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage103
local.identifier.doi10.1016/S0376-8716(02)00009-1
dc.date.updated2015-12-12T08:35:45Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-0036606437
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