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Prevalence and factors associated with continual opioid use among patients attending methadone clinic at Mwananyamala hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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dc.creator Ripanda, Asha Shabani
dc.creator Srivastava, Bajarang Bal Lal
dc.creator Vuai, Said Hamad
dc.creator Nyundo, Azan A.
dc.date 2020-09-08T08:30:49Z
dc.date 2020-09-08T08:30:49Z
dc.date 2019
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-06T13:10:15Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-06T13:10:15Z
dc.identifier Ripanda, A. S., Srivastava, B. B. L., Vuai, S. H., & Nyundo, A. A. (2019). Prevalence and factors associated with continual opioid use among patients attending methadone clinic at Mwananyamala hospital, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Forensic Science International: Reports, 1, 100037.
dc.identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.fsir.2019.100037
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12661/2483
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12661/2483
dc.description Full-text article. Also available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsir.2019.100037
dc.description Trends of continual drug use while under treatment have been reported worldwide. This paper assesses opioid use among patients receiving treatment in a methadone clinic for opioid addiction. A total of 126 urine samples were analyzed using LC-MS/FTMS. About 16% of patients were found to have a high prevalence level of opioids use. Prevalence level was significantly associated with the duration of treatment (p = 0.0121) and age (p = 0.0328). About 125/126 patients were found to have remnants of opioids of abuse. Therefore, measures should be taken to overcome the continual use of opioids among clients.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.subject LC–MS/FTMS
dc.subject Novel psychoactive substances
dc.subject Prescription opioids
dc.subject Agonist
dc.subject Mwananyamala hospital
dc.subject Opioid addiction
dc.subject Dar Es Salaam
dc.subject Tanzania
dc.subject Methadone clinic
dc.subject Opioid use
dc.subject Methadone
dc.title Prevalence and factors associated with continual opioid use among patients attending methadone clinic at Mwananyamala hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
dc.type Article


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