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Table 1 Items covered in the questionnaire

From: Associating conditional cash transfer to universal access to treatment could be the solution to the HCV epidemic among drug users (DUs)


Year of birth (S)

Country of origin (N)

Education (N): primary school, college, bachelor’s degree, university, master

Housing (N): owner, tenant, parents, friends, shelter, homeless

Work (N): permanent and fixed term contract, studies, unemployment, pension, none

Source of income: employment, unemployment, income support, disability, illegal, none (N)

Health insurance: mutual health insurance, general, universal health-care coverage, adult disablement allowance, none, State Medical Aid (N)

Drugs (start date (S), life and current use (N)): heroin, cocaine, alcohol, misused opiate substitution therapy (MOST), amphetamine and other stimulants, ecstasy, ketamine, LSD and hallucinogen, benzodiazepine, codeine, cannabis

Drug use (life long, current) (N): alone, with a partner, with a friend, in a group

Conviviality of the use of drugs (N): alone, with one’s partner, with friends or in a group

Type of use (N): sharing of needles and syringes (NSS) and its level, sharing of drug injection paraphernalia, sharing of straws, sharing of pipes (crack)

Sharing at a time of craving (N): NSS, drug paraphernalia, straw, pipe

Access to sterile (N): needle and syringes, drug paraphernalia, straw and pipe

Source of syringes and drug paraphernalia: (N) pharmacy, UDs’ service, bus, entourage

Opiate substitution therapy (OST): methadone, buprenorphine, morphine sulfate (current and past prescription, start date, injection)

Police crackdown on injections and opiate substitution (N)

HCV (N): screening (presence and date), serology (result and date), reasons invoked so as not to be screened and treated, knowledge of treatment efficacy, treatment, HCV immediate screening acceptance

HBV (N): screening (presence and date), serology (result and date), knowledge of vaccination and treatment efficacy and side effects, vaccination, treatment

HIV (N): screening (presence and date), serology (result and date), treatment

Sources of information on health (NB): friends, television, press (free and paid-for), Internet (computer and smartphone) and social networks, GP, DUs’ service, pharmacy, festive stand of prevention, leaflet

Life plans (NB):

 Social: find housing, change housing, pay one’s debts, find a job, change job, be entitled to social security

 Health: taking care of one’s teeth, making a health check, screening for hepatitis, treating one’s hepatitis, vaccination, treating skin ulcers

 Drug: decrease drug use, control drug use, stop drug use, decrease treatment

Circle: found a family, come out of isolation, do an activity, see one’s family, find a companion

Fears (NB): of stopping drug use, of not being able to stop drug use, of overdoses, of going to jail, of not being able to pay one’s debts, of contamination, of losing one’s job, of losing one’s friends, of losing the custody of one’s children, of losing contact with one’s group, of staying alone

Social networks (number met during the last 2 weeks (S)): parents, friends, partner, co-workers, healthcare professionals, drug users, dealers

Sexual preference (N)

Number of sexual partners (last 6 months) (S)

Use of condoms (last 6 months) (N)

Care (start date, current and past)(NB): low threshold services, drug treatment center, GPs, bus

  1. S scale, N nominal, NB nominal binary