Kerman University of Medical Sciences
1. Understanding the Reasons for Sharing Syringes or Needles to Inject Drugs: Conventional Content Analysis

Monireh Faghir-Gangi; Hadith Rastad; Saharnaz Nedjat; Afarin Rahimi-Movaghar; Kamran Yazdani; Ali Mirzazadeh

Volume 12, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 98-108

Abstract
  Background: This qualitative study was undertaken with the aim to identify the reasons for sharing syringesor needles among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Iran.Methods: We used purposive sampling to recruit 4 groups of participants, male PWID (n = 14), female PWID(n = 6), service providers (n = 8), ...  Read More

2. Injecting and Sexual Networks and Sociodemographic Factors and Dual HIV Risk among People Who Inject Drugs: A Cross-sectional Study in Kermanshah Province, Iran

Mehdi Noroozi; Ali Mirzazadeh; Alireza Noroozi; Hamid Sharifi; Peter Higgs; Zahra Jorjoran-Shushtari; Ali Farhoudian; Farbod Fadaei; Farahnaz Mohhamadi-Shahboulaghi; Bahram Armoon; Omid Massah

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 186-194

Abstract
  Background: Few studies suggest that social network factors, including size of sexual network may associate with drug-related and sexual high-risk behaviors. The objective of this study is to investigate injecting and sexual networks and sociodemographic factors that might be associated with dual HIV ...  Read More

3. Prevalence of Active and Passive Smoking among Adult Population: Findings ‎of a Population-Based Survey in Kerman (KERCADR), Iran

Hamideh Salimzadeh; Hamid Najafipour; Fatemeh Mirzaiepour; Soodabeh Navadeh; Mitra Shadkam-Farrokhi; Ali Mirzazadeh

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, , Pages 16-24

Abstract
  Background: Smoking is one of the major modifiable non-communicable disease risk factors. Our aim was to report the pattern of active and passive smoking using the data collected through a population base household survey in Kerman, Iran. Methods: Given a cluster random sampling design, we recruited ...  Read More

4. Client-Level Coverage of Needle and Syringe Program and High-Risk ‎Injection Behaviors: A Case Study of People Who Inject Drugs in ‎Kermanshah, Iran

Mehdi Noroozi; Ali Mirzazadeh; Alireza Noroozi; Yadoallah Mehrabi; Ahmad Hajebi; Saman Zamani; Hamid Sharifi; Peter Higgs; Hamid Soori

Volume 7, 3-4 , Summer 2015, , Pages 164-173

Abstract
  Background: Needle-syringe programs (NSP) have been running in Iran since 2002. However, the coverage of such program among the NSP clients at the individual level was not studies yet. This study aimed to determine the client coverage of NSP and its correlation with high injection-related risk behaviors. ...  Read More

5. Meta-analysis of Smoking Prevalence in Iran

Mahmood Moosazadeh; Hassan Ziaaddini; Ali Mirzazadeh; Ahad Ashrafi-Asgarabad; Ali Akbar Haghdoost

Volume 5, 3-4 , Summer 2013, , Pages 140-153

Abstract
  Background: There are numerous studies and documents regarding the prevalence of smoking in Iran. Thus, to provide suitable information for decision-making and policy-making in this regard, the prevalence of smoking in Iran was evaluated using the meta-analysis of the results of the existing researches. ...  Read More