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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Queensland injecting drug survey (QuIDS)

 

Overview

This project was established in response to a lack of quantitative research in the area of injecting drug use among people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent. The Queensland injecting drug survey (QuIDS) conducts structured interviews with 600 people who inject drugs from a number of urban and regional centres throughout Queensland. Participants will complete a questionnaire about:

QuIDS is unique as it recruits both a large sample group of 300 Indigenous participants and a large comparison group of 300 non-Indigenous participants, allowing the researchers to examine the similarities and differences in the experiences of these two groups. The project has received funding of $200,000 from Queensland Health's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health development branch, and relies on the support and involvement of a number of local organisations throughout Queensland, including:

Abstract adapted from Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre

Contacts

Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre
School of Population Health
Level 1, Public Health Building
The University of Queensland
Herston Road
Herston Qld 4006
Ph: (07) 3365 5189
Fax: (07) 3365 5509
Email: qadrec@sph.uq.edu.au

Related publications

Abhilash D, Kemp R, Ward J, Henderson S, Williams S, Smirnov A, Plotnikova M, Najman JM (2013)

Findings from the Queensland injecting drug survey (QuIDS): comparing hepatitis C risk behaviours among Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who inject drugs.

HIV Australia; 11(3): 37 - 40

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Last updated: 26 November 2013
 
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