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Do performance and image enhancing drug users in regional Queensland experience difficulty accessing health services?

Dunn, Matthew, Henshaw, Richard and McKay, Fiona H. 2016, Do performance and image enhancing drug users in regional Queensland experience difficulty accessing health services?, Drug and alcohol review, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 377-382, doi: 10.1111/dar.12363.

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Title Do performance and image enhancing drug users in regional Queensland experience difficulty accessing health services?
Author(s) Dunn, Matthew
Henshaw, Richard
McKay, Fiona H.ORCID iD for McKay, Fiona H. orcid.org/0000-0002-0498-3572
Journal name Drug and alcohol review
Volume number 35
Issue number 4
Start page 377
End page 382
Total pages 6
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016-07
ISSN 1465-3362
Keyword(s) health service
performance and image enhancing drug
policy
regional health
steroid
Summary INTRODUCTION AND AIM: To understand health service access and needs of people who use performance and image enhancing drugs (PIED) in regional Queensland. DESIGN AND METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 21 people (n = 19 men) who reported the use of a range of PIEDs, including anabolic-androgenic steroids, human chorionic gonadotropin, growth hormone, clenbuterol, tamoxifen, insulin and peptides. RESULTS: Participants reported accessing a range of services, including needle and syringe programs and pharmacies, for sterile injecting equipment. While PIEDs users attributed some stigma to needle and syringe programs, they were seen as an important service for injecting equipment. Participants reported receiving either positive care from health-care providers, such as general practitioners (GP), or having negative experiences due to the stigma attached with PIED use. Few participants reported disclosing their PIED use to their GP not only because of the concerns that their GP would no longer see them but also because they felt their GP was not knowledgeable about these substances. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Participants in the study reported no difficulty in accessing health services based on living in a regional area, with their concern focused more upon how they were viewed and treated by service staff. [Dunn M, Henshaw R, Mckay F. H. Do performance and image enhancing drug users in regional Queensland experience difficulty accessing health services? Drug Alcohol Rev 2015;00:000-000].
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/dar.12363
Field of Research 11 Medical And Health Sciences
16 Studies In Human Society
17 Psychology And Cognitive Sciences
119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920414 Substance Abuse
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Wiley
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30080462

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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