Management of substance abuse

Blood Borne Virus Transmission Risk Assessment Questionnaire (BBV-TRAQ)

The BBV-TRAQ assesses the frequency with which injecting drug users have participated in specific injecting, sexual and other risk-practices in the previous month that may expose them to blood-borne viruses. The instrument consists of 34 questions that make up three sub-scales measuring frequency of current injecting risk behaviours (20 questions), sexual risk behaviours (8 questions) and other skin penetration risk behaviours (6 questions). The BBV-TRAQ provides a total risk score and scores for each of the three sub-scales. The instrument consists of two item types, specific risk-practice items and protective practice items. The BBV-TRAQ requires between 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

Reference

Fry C, Rumbold G, Lintzeris N (1998). The Blood-Borne Virus Transmission Assessment Questionnaire. Administration and Procedures Manual. Melbourne, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre Inc.

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