Client satisfaction and risk behaviours of the users of syringe dispensing machines: a pilot study.

  title={Client satisfaction and risk behaviours of the users of syringe dispensing machines: a pilot study.},
  author={M Mofizul Islam and Tim Stern and Katherine M. Conigrave and Alex D Wodak},
  journal={Drug and alcohol review},
  volume={27 1},
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS The study examines risk behaviours of the users of syringe dispensing machines (SDMs) and evaluates the usefulness of these machines in providing injecting drug users (IDUs) with sterile injecting equipment. DESIGN AND METHODS Self-administered questionnaires were used among users of SDMs in an Area Health Service of Sydney. RESULTS The majority of the 167 participants reported being happy with the quality of the SDM services. Problems identified with machines were… 

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