The impact of human rights violations and perceptions of discrimination on health service utilization among injection drug users in Delhi, India

Enisha Sarin, Deanna Kerrigan

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Abstract

The study was conducted from August to December 2007, in two urban, poor neighborhoods in Delhi. A respondent-driven sampling was used to recruit 343 injection drug users who were interviewed with a survey questionnaire that included items of human rights abuses, health service utilization, and sociodemographic characteristics. Multivariate logistic regression with backward selection of variables was conducted with the three outcome variables-service utilization in general care sector, harm reduction, and drug user treatment. Findings suggest advocating for human rights and securing standards of care in improving health care use and future research on documenting human rights abuses occur in health care settings. The study's limitations are noted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-243
Number of pages14
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2012

Keywords

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Harm reduction
  • Health service utilization
  • Human rights
  • India
  • Injection drug users

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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