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Subst Use Misuse. 2012 Apr;47(5):474-90. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2012.644097.

A social network approach to demonstrate the diffusion and change process of intervention from peer health advocates to the drug using community.

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Institute for Community Research, Hartford, Connecticut 06106, USA. Jianghong.li@icrweb.org

Abstract

Project RAP (Risk Avoidance Partnership) trained 112 active drug users to become peer health advocates (PHAs). Six months after baseline survey (N(bl) = 522), 91.6% of PHAs and 56.6% of community drug users adopted the RAP innovation of giving peer intervention, and 59.5% of all participants (N(6m) = 367) were exposed to RAP innovation. Sociometric network analysis shows that adoption of and exposure to RAP innovation was associated with proximity to a PHA or a highly active interventionist (HAI), being directly linked to multiple PHAs/HAIs, and being located in a network sector where multiple PHAs/HAIs were clustered. RAP innovation has diffused into the Hartford drug-using community.

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PMC3740960
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10.3109/10826084.2012.644097
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