Lynn M Madden

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BACKGROUND The Network for Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx) provides 39 treatment organizations with collaborative learning opportunities and technical support to reduce waiting time between the first request for service and the first treatment session, reduce the number of patients who do not keep an appointment (no-shows), increase the number of(More)
BACKGROUND Although people who use drugs (PWUD) are key populations recommended to receive pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV, few data are available to guide PrEP delivery in this underserved group. We therefore examined the willingness to initiate PrEP and the anticipation of HIV risk reduction while on PrEP among high-risk PWUD. METHODS In(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Physical activity may improve chronic pain, anxiety, and depression, which are prevalent among patients in methadone maintenance treatment (MMT), but relatively little is known about the physical activity levels or interest in exercise of patients in MMT. METHODS We used a brief self-report instrument to assess physical activity(More)
Methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) treats opioid use disorder among people who inject drugs (PWID). To understand why PWID may voluntarily discontinue MMT, we analyzed data from 25 focus groups conducted in five Ukrainian cities from February to April 2013 with 199 participants who were currently, previously, or never on MMT. Using constant comparison(More)
BACKGROUND Scaling up HIV prevention for people who inject drugs (PWID) using opioid agonist therapies (OAT) in Ukraine has been restricted by individual and structural factors. Extended-release naltrexone (XR-NTX), however, provides new opportunities for treating opioid use disorders (OUDs) in this region, where both HIV incidence and mortality continue to(More)
BACKGROUND Opioid agonist therapies (OAT) like methadone and buprenorphine maintenance treatment remain markedly under-scaled in Ukraine despite adequate funding. Clinicians and administrators were assembled as part of an implementation science strategy to scale-up OAT using the Network for Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx) approach. METHODS(More)
Objective To examine how drug counselors with no prior training in pain management respond to their patients' reports of chronic pain. Design, Setting, Subjects, and Methods We conducted individual interviews with 30 drug counselors in methadone maintenance treatment. Interviews were audiotaped, transcribed, and systematically coded using the constant(More)
BACKGROUND In the context of decreasing external and limited Ukrainian governmental funding for opioid agonist treatments (OAT) for opioid dependent people who inject drugs in Ukraine, information on sustainable financial models is needed. METHODS Data on 855 opioid dependent people who inject drugs (PWID) were drawn from a cross-sectional nationwide(More)
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