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Sex differences in substance use, health, and social functioning among opioid users receiving methadone treatment: a multicenter cohort study

Overview of attention for article published in Biology of Sex Differences, November 2015
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Title
Sex differences in substance use, health, and social functioning among opioid users receiving methadone treatment: a multicenter cohort study
Published in
Biology of Sex Differences, November 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13293-015-0038-6
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Monica Bawor, Brittany B. Dennis, Michael Varenbut, Jeff Daiter, David C. Marsh, Carolyn Plater, Andrew Worster, Meir Steiner, Rebecca Anglin, Guillaume Pare, Dipika Desai, Lehana Thabane, Zainab Samaan

Abstract

Despite the growing numbers of men and women with opioid use disorder in Canada, sex-specific issues in treatment have not been re-examined in the current population of patients with opioid addiction. We aimed to evaluate sex differences in substance use, health, and social functioning among men and women currently receiving methadone treatment for opioid use disorder in Ontario, Canada. We recruited 503 participants with opioid dependence disorder receiving methadone maintenance treatment. We collected data on demographics, treatment characteristics, psychiatric history, addiction severity, and drug use patterns through urinalysis. We performed adjusted univariate analyses and logistic regression to identify distinct factors affecting men and women. Among our sample of 54 % (n = 266) men and 46 % women (n = 226) with mean age 38.3 years, less than half of participants were employed (35.6 %) and married (31.8 %) and had completed a high school education (27.9 %). Compared to men, women had frequent physical and psychological health problems, family history of psychiatric illness, and childcare responsibilities and began using opioids through a physician prescription. Men had higher rates of employment, cigarette smoking, and cannabis use compared to women. Our results have revealed different patterns of substance use, health, and social functioning among men and women currently receiving methadone treatment for opioid addiction in Ontario, Canada. This information can be used to develop an integrative treatment regimen that caters to the individual needs of men and women, as well as to inform methadone treatment protocols to include specialized services (including vocational counseling, childcare and parenting assistance, medical assistance, relationship or domestic violence counseling, etc.) and increase their availability and accessibility on a larger scale.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 57 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 11 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 16%
Student > Master 8 14%
Student > Bachelor 8 14%
Researcher 7 12%
Other 14 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 28%
Psychology 14 25%
Unspecified 12 21%
Social Sciences 7 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 4%
Other 6 11%

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