Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in Addiction Treatment Settings: Design and Intervention Protocol of a Group Randomized Pilot Study
Few studies have designed and tested the use of continuous quality improvement approaches in community based substance use treatment settings. Little is known about the feasibility, costs, efficacy, and sustainment of such approaches in these settings.
Jan 1, 2014
Risk for Inhalant Initiation Among Middle School Students: Understanding Individual, Family, and Peer Risk and Protective Factors
Interventions to prevent inhalant initiation should target sixth and seventh graders, address influence by family and peers, and provide skills training to improve drug refusal self-efficacy.
Nov 1, 2013
This study used a stage-based approach to understand condom use behavior in a representative sample of 309 sexually active homeless youth recruited from shelters, drop-in centers, and street sites in Los Angeles County.
Jan 1, 2013
If You Provide the Test, They Will Take It: Factors Associated with HIV/STI Testing in a Representative Sample of Homeless Youth in Los Angeles
Drop-in centers can play an important role in facilitating testing among homeless youth, including among injection drug users, but more outreach is needed to encourage testing in other at-risk subgroups.
Aug 1, 2012
Factors Associated with Event-Level Stimulant Use During Sex in a Sample of Older, Low-Income Men Who Have Sex with Men in Los Angeles
This study examined stimulant use during the most recent sexual episodes in a sample of primarily older, very low-income MSM (n=779).
Jan 1, 2009
Simultaneous Recruitment of Drug Users and Men Who Have Sex with Men in the United States and Russia Using Respondent-Driven Sampling: Sampling Methods and Implications
The Sexual Acquisition and Transmission of HIV Cooperative Agreement Program (SATHCAP) examined the role of drug use in the sexual transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from traditional high-risk groups.
Jan 1, 2009
Researchers should direct respondents to recall sexual behavior in small, manageable chunks through the use of interviewer prompts.
Jan 1, 2007