Research on measuring the preferences of iOAT clients

PORTIA is an acronym for Program of Outcomes Research on Treatment with Injectables for Addiction. PORTIA is a multi-pronged observational study that aims to understand patient and provider perspectives on injectable opioid agonist treatment (iOAT). Understanding these perspectives can inform the design of iOAT services in our healthcare system and help to optimize the uptake and effectiveness of iOAT.

We have developed a person-centered scale that assesses current and former iOAT clients’ most and least wanted aspects of iOAT delivery. The scale can be used to inform program planning and maximize healthcare efficiency.

The attached paper discusses the development of this scale.