Journal article

User experience and operational feasibility of four point-of-collection oral fluid drug-testing devices according to Brazilian traffic agents.

Flavio Pechansky, Juliana Nichterwitz Scherer, Jaqueline B Schuch, Vinícius Roglio, Yeger Moreschi Telles, Roberta Silvestrin, Graciela Pasa, Tanara Sousa

Traffic Inj Prev | Informa UK Limited | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Traffic fatalities in Brazil still rank among the highest worldwide, with an overall rate of 23.4 deaths/100,000 inhabitants/year. Although alcohol and drug use play an important role in traffic accidents, national data about their relative influence are scarce. Drug screening is not routinely performed by traffic agents because alcohol is the only substance regularly investigated in roadblocks. Therefore, we aimed to describe the initial traffic agent user experience for 4 handheld point-of-collection oral fluid drug testing devices used in routine roadblocks in Brazil, focusing on usage perceptions in hopes of generalizing this approach for other developing countries. METHODS: F..

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