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BACKGROUND China has recently adopted methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) as a national strategy to address the problem of drug abuse and related public health issues such as HIV and HCV infections. However, low enrollment and retention rates suggest that barriers may exist in MMT utilization. This study examined both patients' perceptions and service(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the use of logistic regression in health care research. METHOD Forward and backward stepwise logistic regression algorithms were systematically applied to a real-world data set comprising 301 cancer patients and a set of explanatory variables. RESULTS Four variables were identified as effective predictors of pain reporting by(More)
BACKGROUND This study aims to: (1) document the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) among methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) patients in Kunming and Shanghai; (2) examine risk factors for HCV by comparing those who tested positive with those who were negative and (3) examine if HCV serostatus is related to attitudes toward MMT. METHODS Using data(More)
This study examined retention rates and associated predictors of methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) duration among 128 newly admitted patients in Taiwan. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to obtain demographic and drug use history. Daily records of methadone taken and test results for HIV, HCV, and morphine toxicology were taken from a(More)
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