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Financial hardship and drug use among men who have sex with men

Overview of attention for article published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, May 2018
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Title
Financial hardship and drug use among men who have sex with men
Published in
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, May 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13011-018-0159-0
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Authors

Su Hyun Park, Yazan Al-Ajlouni, Joseph J. Palamar, William C. Goedel, Anthony Estreet, Brian Elbel, Scott E. Sherman, Dustin T. Duncan

Abstract

Little is known about the role of financial hardship as it relates to drug use, especially among men who have sex with men (MSM). As such, this study aimed to investigate potential associations between financial hardship status and drug use among MSM. We conducted a cross-sectional survey of 580 MSM in Paris recruited using a popular geosocial-networking smartphone application (GSN apps). Descriptive analyses and multivariate analyses were performed. A modified Poisson model was used to assess associations between financial hardship status and use of drugs (any drugs, tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, inhalant nitrites, and club drugs). In our sample, 45.5% reported that it was somewhat, very, or extremely difficult to meet monthly payments of bills (high financial hardship). In multivariate analyses, a high level of financial hardship was significantly associated with an increased likelihood of reporting use of any substance use (adjusted risk ratio [aRR] = 1.15; 95% CI = 1.05-1.27), as well as use of tobacco (aRR = 1.45; 95% CI = 1.19-1.78), marijuana (aRR = 1.48; 95% CI =1.03-2.13), and inhalant nitrites (aRR = 1.24; 95% CI = 1.03-1.50). Financial hardship was associated with drug use among MSM, suggesting the need for interventions to reduce the burden of financial hardship in this population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 41 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 27%
Student > Master 7 17%
Student > Bachelor 4 10%
Other 3 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 7%
Other 8 20%
Unknown 5 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 10 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 22%
Social Sciences 5 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 7%
Arts and Humanities 2 5%
Other 4 10%
Unknown 8 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 November 2018.
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