Date of Award

Summer 7-28-2023

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Medical Science (MMSc)

First Advisor

Jaimie Meyer, MD, MS, FACP


Opioid use disorder refers to the maladaptive use of prescribed or illicit opioids. This condition can be treated using pharmacotherapy referred to as medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), but they are underutilized. Opioid use disorder is more prevalent among people living with HIV (PLH), highlighting a target population for interventions to increase treatment. Patient decision aids have been successful in affecting decision-making in other populations. However, no decision aid for medication for opioid use disorder has been utilized among patients with comorbid HIV and OUD. In this randomized cluster trial, we will determine whether a patient decision aid affects decisional preference to initiate medication for opioid use disorder among patients with HIV and opioid use disorder who are receiving care at HIV clinics across Connecticut. This intervention will provide insight into whether decision aids could facilitate integrated treatment of OUD for PLH in HIV clinics.

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