Prevalence and clinical correlates of chlamydia infection in youth who use drugs and alcohol: a good opportunity for early intervention.

Akosile, Wole, and McDermott, Brett M. (2017) Prevalence and clinical correlates of chlamydia infection in youth who use drugs and alcohol: a good opportunity for early intervention. Australasian Psychiatry, 25 (2). pp. 146-149.

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Abstract

Aims: This study estimates the prevalence of chlamydia infection amongst teenage substance users aged 14–18 years and investigates risk factors associated with a positive diagnosis of chlamydia infection.

Methods: Data was collected from the medical files of adolescents who attended a statewide drug and alcohol treatment facility during a three-year period commencing June 2011.

Results: The highest rate of chlamydia detection (18.0%) was found in the group with a reported history of abuse, a non-substance use psychiatric diagnosis, and individuals who did not complete year 10 education.

Conclusion: Adolescents attending a detoxification facility are a suitable group for targeted chlamydia infection screening and early treatment.

Item ID: 48808
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1440-1665
Keywords: chlamydia, STI, drugs, alcohol, psychiatry
Date Deposited: 02 May 2017 21:43
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110319 Psychiatry (incl Psychotherapy) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920414 Substance Abuse @ 50%
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