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En kvantitativ undersökning av informationsförmedling på Sveriges sprututbytesverksamheter

Malmström, Linda LU and Fredriksson, Ellen LU (2019) SOPA63 20182
School of Social Work
Abstract
Title: A quantitative Study of the distribution of information at Sweden’s needle exchange programs. [Translated title]

The Swedish needle exchange program focuses on helping individuals who inject drugs to reduce the risk of illnesses and infections, by offering them clean injecting tools, get in touch with different authorities and organisations that can provide help and support to better their life quality. A major part of their work is the distribution of information regarding the risks of injecting drugs, how to avoid getting infected and how to handle the situation if you already have been infected. Our aim was to collect as much quantifiable data as possible about how and which information is passed along to the persons who... (More)
Title: A quantitative Study of the distribution of information at Sweden’s needle exchange programs. [Translated title]

The Swedish needle exchange program focuses on helping individuals who inject drugs to reduce the risk of illnesses and infections, by offering them clean injecting tools, get in touch with different authorities and organisations that can provide help and support to better their life quality. A major part of their work is the distribution of information regarding the risks of injecting drugs, how to avoid getting infected and how to handle the situation if you already have been infected. Our aim was to collect as much quantifiable data as possible about how and which information is passed along to the persons who inject drugs. Our goal has been to analyse this data with the target groups need in mind, through the experiences of the employees at the needle exchange programs. We have applied Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs and information processing theory to better understand why the information is distributed through certain methods, only in some circumstances as well as how the information or lack of information, in some cases, might affect the clients. It was important to not only study the informational logistics of the needle exchange programs measures but what information on external resources were being provided, such as health care, social welfare, dental care, etc. Apart from the importance of the client expanding their knowledge and gaining the opportunity to make an educated decisions themselves regarding their addiction and health it was also of value to explore how the client's’ ability to process information might affect the need for user friendly information methods and how these needs are met by the professionals. (Less)
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Malmström, Linda LU and Fredriksson, Ellen LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20182
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Needle exchange program, Injecting, Drugs, Information processing theory, Information.
language
Swedish
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8978591
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2019-06-10 12:04:27
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  abstract     = {Title: A quantitative Study of the distribution of information at Sweden’s needle exchange programs. [Translated title]

The Swedish needle exchange program focuses on helping individuals who inject drugs to reduce the risk of illnesses and infections, by offering them clean injecting tools, get in touch with different authorities and organisations that can provide help and support to better their life quality. A major part of their work is the distribution of information regarding the risks of injecting drugs, how to avoid getting infected and how to handle the situation if you already have been infected. Our aim was to collect as much quantifiable data as possible about how and which information is passed along to the persons who inject drugs. Our goal has been to analyse this data with the target groups need in mind, through the experiences of the employees at the needle exchange programs. We have applied Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs and information processing theory to better understand why the information is distributed through certain methods, only in some circumstances as well as how the information or lack of information, in some cases, might affect the clients. It was important to not only study the informational logistics of the needle exchange programs measures but what information on external resources were being provided, such as health care, social welfare, dental care, etc. Apart from the importance of the client expanding their knowledge and gaining the opportunity to make an educated decisions themselves regarding their addiction and health it was also of value to explore how the client's’ ability to process information might affect the need for user friendly information methods and how these needs are met by the professionals.},
  author       = {Malmström, Linda and Fredriksson, Ellen},
  keyword      = {Needle exchange program,Injecting,Drugs,Information processing theory,Information.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {En kvantitativ undersökning av informationsförmedling på Sveriges sprututbytesverksamheter},
  year         = {2019},
}