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Protocol - Injection Drug Use

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Description:

This protocol includes seven self-administered questions from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Respondents answer questions regarding the use of a needle to inject drugs not prescribed by a doctor.

Protocol:

SP = Sample Person

The following questions are about the different ways that certain drugs can be used.

1. Have you ever, even once, used a needle to inject a drug not prescribed by a doctor?

INSTRUCTIONS TO SP:

Please select . . .

1 [ ] Yes

2 [ ] No

7 [ ] Refused

9 [ ] Don't Know

If respondent answers, "No," "Refused," or "Don't Know," the protocol is complete.

2. Which of the following drugs have you injected using a needle?

INSTRUCTIONS TO SP:

Please select all the drugs that you injected.

1 [ ] Cocaine

2 [ ] Heroin

3 [ ] Methamphetamine

4 [ ] Steroids

5 [ ] Any other drugs

7 [ ] Refused

9 [ ] Don't Know

3. How old were you when you first used a needle to inject any drug not prescribed by a doctor?

INSTRUCTION TO SP:

Please enter an age.

__ __ ENTER AGE IN YEARS

77 [ ] Refused

99 [ ] Don't Know

4. How long ago has it been since you last used a needle to inject a drug not prescribed by a doctor?

INSTRUCTIONS TO SP:

Please enter the number of days, weeks, months, or years, and then select the unit of time.

__ __ __ ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS, WEEKS, MONTHS, OR YEARS

7777 [ ] Refused

9999 [ ] Don't Know

ENTER UNIT

1 [ ] Days

2 [ ] Weeks

3 [ ] Months

4 [ ] Years

7 [ ] Refused

9 [ ] Don't Know

5. During your life, altogether how many times have you injected drugs not prescribed by a doctor?

INSTRUCTIONS TO SP:

Please enter one of the following choices:

1 [ ] Once

2 [ ] 2–5 times

3 [ ] 6–19 times

4 [ ] 20–49 times

5 [ ] 50–99 times

6 [ ] 100 times or more

77 [ ] Refused

99 [ ] Don't Know

6. Think about the period of your life when you injected drugs the most often. How often did you inject then?

INSTRUCTIONS TO SP:

Please select one of the following choices.

1 [ ] More than once a day

2 [ ] About once a day

3 [ ] At least once a week but not every day

4 [ ] At least once a month but not every week

5 [ ] Less than once a month

7 [ ] Refused

9 [ ] Don't Know

7. Have you ever been in a drug treatment or drug rehabilitation program?

INSTRUCTION TO SP:

Please select . . .

1 [ ] Yes

2 [ ] No

7 [ ] Refused

9 [ ] Don't Know

Protocol Name from Source:

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Adolescent, Adult

Participants:

Adolescents and adults, aged 12-69 years old

The Infectious Diseases and Immunity Working Group notes that this protocol is valid for individuals outside this age range.

Specific Instructions:

None

Selection Rationale

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a nationally represented survey that is well established and contains validated protocols.

Language

English, Spanish

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Person Intravenous Drug Abuse Personal Medical History Assessment Description Text 3151300 CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) Injection drug use proto 62886-7 LOINC
Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2007–2008. Drugs Use Questionnaire—DUQ. Question numbers DUQ 370 (question 1), DUQ 380 (question 2), DUQ 390 (question 3), DUQ 400 (question 4), DUQ 410 (question 5), DUQ 420 (question 6), DUQ 430 (question 7).

General References

None

Protocol ID:

161101

Variables:
Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX161101_Age_First_Used_Needle PX161101030000 How old were you when you first used a needle to inject any drug not prescribed by a doctor? 4 N/A
PX161101_Age_First_Used_Needle_Coded PX161101030100 How old were you when you first used a needle to inject any drug not prescribed by a doctor? 4 N/A
PX161101_Drug_Treatment_Program PX161101070000 Have you ever been in a drug treatment or drug rehabilitation program? 4 N/A
PX161101_HowLong_Since_Injected_Drugs_Units PX161101040200 How long ago has it been since you last used a needle to inject a drug not prescribed by a doctor? 4 N/A
PX161101_How_Long_Since_Injected_Drugs PX161101040000 How long ago has it been since you last used a needle to inject a drug not prescribed by a doctor? 4 N/A
PX161101_How_Long_Since_Injected_Drugs_Coded PX161101040100 How long ago has it been since you last used a needle to inject a drug not prescribed by a doctor? 4 N/A
PX161101_How_Many_Times_Injected_Drugs PX161101050000 During your life, altogether how many times have you injected drugs not prescribed by a doctor? 4 N/A
PX161101_How_Often_Injected PX161101060000 Think about the period of your life when you injected drugs the most often. How often did you inject then? 4 N/A
PX161101_Used_Needle_To_Inject_Drugs PX161101010000 Have you ever, even once, used a needle to inject a drug not prescribed by a doctor? 4 N/A
PX161101_Which_Drugs_Injected PX161101020000 Which of the following drugs have you injected using a needle? 4 N/A
Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Injection Drug Use

Release Date:

November 12, 2010

Definition

This measure is a questionnaire to assess whether a respondent has ever used a needle to inject drugs not prescribed by a physician.

Purpose

This measure can be used to determine whether the participant has injected nonprescription drugs in his or her lifetime. Needles shared by injection drug users can transmit infectious diseases.

Keywords

Injecting Drug Use, Needle Use, Infectious Diseases, Infectious Diseases and Immunity