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dc.contributor.authorMercer, Fiona
dc.contributor.authorParkes, Tessa
dc.contributor.authorFoster, Rebecca
dc.contributor.authorSteven, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorBaldacchino, Alexander Mario
dc.contributor.authorMcAuley, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorSteele, Wez
dc.contributor.authorSchofield, Joe
dc.contributor.authorMatheson, Catriona
dc.date.accessioned2022-11-07T15:30:10Z
dc.date.available2022-11-07T15:30:10Z
dc.date.issued2023-03-01
dc.identifier.citationMercer , F , Parkes , T , Foster , R , Steven , D , Baldacchino , A M , McAuley , A , Steele , W , Schofield , J & Matheson , C 2023 , ' Patient, family members and community pharmacists' views of a proposed overdose prevention intervention delivered in community pharmacies for patients prescribed high-strength opioids for chronic non-cancer pain : an explorative intervention development study ' , Drug and Alcohol Review , vol. 42 , no. 3 , pp. 517-526 . https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13554en
dc.identifier.issn0959-5236
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 281211365
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 4c78b571-6338-4c4d-abf8-955ded256d5f
dc.identifier.otherPubMed: 36165733
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000859961900001
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-5388-7376/work/122719873
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85138990828
dc.identifier.otherPubMed: 36165733
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10023/26319
dc.descriptionFunding: This project was funded/supported by a research bursary from NHS Fife R&D&I department.en
dc.description.abstractIntroduction Despite opioid prescribing for chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) having limited therapeutic benefits, recent evidence indicates significant increases in the prescribing of high-strength opioids for individuals with CNCP. Patients prescribed opioids for CNCP have overdose risk factors but generally have low opioid overdose awareness and low perceptions of risk related to prescribed opioids. Currently there are few bespoke overdose prevention resources for this group. Methods This qualitative study investigated views on a naloxone intervention for people prescribed high-strength opioids for CNCP delivered via community pharmacies. The intervention included overdose risk awareness and naloxone training and provision. Interviews were conducted with eight patients, four family members, and two community pharmacists. Participants were convenience sampled and recruited through networks within the Scottish pain community. The Framework approach was used to analyse findings. Results All participants had positive attitudes towards the intervention, but patients and family members considered risk of overdose to be very low. Three themes were identified: potential advantages of the intervention; potential barriers to the intervention; and additional suggestions and feedback about the intervention. Advantages included the intervention providing essential overdose information for CNCP patients. Barriers included resource and time pressures within community pharmacies. Discussion and conclusion While patients had low overdose knowledge and did not see themselves as being at risk of opioid overdose, they were receptive to naloxone use and positive about the proposed intervention. A feasibility trial is merited to further investigate how the intervention would be experienced within community pharmacy settings.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofDrug and Alcohol Reviewen
dc.rightsCopyright © 2022 The Authors. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.subjectOverdose risken
dc.subjectPrescription opioidsen
dc.subjectChronic non-cancer painen
dc.subjectOverdose interventionen
dc.subjectNaxoloneen
dc.subjectHV Social pathology. Social and public welfareen
dc.subjectRM Therapeutics. Pharmacologyen
dc.subjectNDASen
dc.subjectSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingen
dc.subjectMCCen
dc.subject.lccHVen
dc.subject.lccRMen
dc.titlePatient, family members and community pharmacists' views of a proposed overdose prevention intervention delivered in community pharmacies for patients prescribed high-strength opioids for chronic non-cancer pain : an explorative intervention development studyen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.description.versionPublisher PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Medicineen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Minorities Research (CMR)en
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Population and Behavioural Science Divisionen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13554
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden


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