What are the risk factors for soft tissue abscess development among injecting drug users?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/221194
Title:
What are the risk factors for soft tissue abscess development among injecting drug users?
Authors:
Maloney, Stephanie; Keenan, Eammon; Geoghegan, Noreen
Affiliation:
Dublin Mid-Leinster.
Citation:
What are the risk factors for soft tissue abscess development among injecting drug users?, 106 (23):21-4 Nurs Times
Journal:
Nursing times
Issue Date:
30-Apr-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/221194
PubMed ID:
20608441
Abstract:
Much 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.; To identify the risk factors to which drug users who inject expose themselves, in an attempt to improve initial assessment.; A convenience sampling method was used, and structured interviews carried out with 70 injecting drug users attending a methadone treatment setting in Dublin.; Forty 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.; Healthcare professionals need to develop better strategies for delivering messages to clients regarding safer injecting behaviour.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Abscess; Adult; Cohort Studies; Female; Humans; Interviews as Topic; Male; Middle Aged; Risk; Skin Ulcer; Soft Tissue Infections; Substance Abuse Treatment Centers; Substance Abuse, Intravenous; Young Adult
ISSN:
0954-7762

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMaloney, Stephanieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKeenan, Eammonen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGeoghegan, Noreenen_GB
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

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