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Table 5 Components of the LINC 6- and 12-month assessment

From: Linking Infectious and Narcology Care (LINC) in Russia: design, intervention and implementation protocol

Follow up assessment componentsa Description
ART Use and Adherence [5961] Questions on ART use and 30-day adherence
Opportunistic Infections [62] Assesses any history of candida or yeast infection of the esophagus, TB, pneumonia, or toxoplasmosis
Barriers to Medical Care: Drug Use [63] Assesses if drug use has affected access to medical care
Perceived Discrimination in Health Careb [64] Assesses participant’s perceived discrimination in health care because of their drug use
Case Manager Questionsb Assess participant’s feelings and experiences related to case management
Reproductive Health [65] Questions regarding reproductive health for female participants
  1. A number of measures used were modified from validated instruments
  2. aAlso includes all Baseline Assessment Components except Health Literacy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, HIV Disclosure, and Involvement with Police; 12-month Assessment Components are the same as 6-month Assessment Components with the exception of Reproductive Health section (6-months only)
  3. bSelf-administered section