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Table 3 Client survey knowledge and acceptability of SIS

From: Feasibility, acceptability, concerns, and challenges of implementing supervised injection services at a specialty HIV hospital in Toronto, Canada: perspectives of people living with HIV

Characteristic (n = 92 unless otherwise stated) N %
Knowledge of SIS (n = 90)
 None to very little knowledge 18 20.0
 Some to average knowledge 44 48.9
 Fairly to very knowledgeable 28 31.1
SIS should be made available as part of overall healthcare in Ontario
 Agree 81 88.0
 Disagree 6 6.5
 Undecided 5 5.4
SIS should be made available as part of the Inpatient Program
 Agree 70 76.1
 Disagree 9 9.8
 Undecided 13 14.1
SIS should be made available as part of the Day Health Program
 Agree 63 68.5
 Disagree 13 14.1
 Undecided 16 17.4
Willingness to use potential SIS at Casey House (n = 15)
 Yes 7 46.7
 No 4 26.7
 Undecided 4 26.7
Reasons for willingness to use SIS at Casey House (n = 11)a
 Trust staff/hospital 11 100.0
 Access to clean sterile injection equipment 11 100.0
 Overdose can be prevented or treated 10 90.9
 Access referrals for other services 10 90.0
 Opportunity to inject indoors 9 81.8
 Protection from police 9 81.8
 Protection from crime 8 72.7
Reasons for unwillingness to use SIS at Casey House (n = 8)b
 Already have a preferred place to inject 5 62.5
 Do not want people to know they use drugs 3 37.5
 Can get clean sterile equipment already 3 37.5
 Currently do not inject drugs 2 25.0
 Too far to travel 1 12.5
 Worried their use of SIS will not be kept confidential/will become part of health record 1 12.5
Clients’ perceptions on how existence of SIS would impact how often they would come to Casey House (n = 87)
 Would come more often 14 16.1
 Would come less often 8 9.2
 No impact 65 74.7
  1. aIncludes both those who said they would be willing to use SIS and those who are undecided
  2. bIncludes both those who said they would not be willing to use SIS and those who are undecided