Kerman University of Medical Sciences
1. Pattern of Alcohol Consumption among Men Consumers in Kerman, Iran, in 2014

Saeed Samadi; Mohammad Reza Baneshi; Ali Akbar Haghdoost

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 139-145

  Background: Alcohol consumption is a potential risk factor with acute and chronic health consequences and social impacts, which is more prominent among men. There is no precise statistics on the scope of alcohol consumption in Iran; however, there is some evidences showing an increasing trend, particularly ...  Read More

2. Methadone Replacement Therapy and Sexual Disorders among Opium Dependent Iranian Men: A Meta-Analysis Study

Masoudeh Babakhanian; Ali Akbar Haghdoost; Mahdi Afshari; Fatemeh Taghizadeh; Mahmood Moosazadeh

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Spring 2017, , Pages 1-10

  Background: Evaluation of sexual disorders among persons receiving methadone replacement therapy is of great importance, because these problems may lead to non-compliance and relapse. This study aimed to estimate the effect of methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) on sexual function among addicted Iranian ...  Read More

3. An Ecological Study of the Association between Opiate Use and Incidence of Cancers

Hamideh Rashidian; Kazem Zendehdel; Farin Kamangar; Reza Malekzadeh; Ali Akbar Haghdoost

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 252-260

  Background: Cancer is the second leading cause of death after cardiovascular disease. In recent years it has been hypothesized that opiate use could be a risk factor for cancer. This study aimed to evaluate a possible association between opiate use and common cancers using ecological statistics from ...  Read More

4. Estimating the Size and Age-gender Distribution of Women’s Active Social Networks

Maryam Zamanian; Mohammad Reza Baneshi; Ali Akbar Haghdoost; Tayebeh Mokhtari-Sorkhani; Fatemeh Amiri; Farzaneh Zolala

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 170-178

  Background: Network Scale-up (NSU) method is an indirect method for the estimation of hidden behaviors. In NSU, respondents are asked about the number of members they know from a subpopulation of interest (e.g., injecting drug user) and assume that the prevalence of risky behavior in the networks of ...  Read More

5. Development and Psychometric Properties of Risk and Protective Factors of Substance Use ‎Scale in Iran: An Application of Social Development Model

Abedin Iranpour; Ensiyeh Jamshidi; Nouzar Nakhaee; Ali Akbar Haghdoost; Davoud Shojaeizadeh; Mehrdad Eftekhar-Ardabili; Hassan Eftekhar-Ardabili

Volume 7, 3-4 , Summer 2015, , Pages 117-129

  Background: Substance use is a growing public health problem among adolescents. In the lack of a valid and reliable instrument based on social development model (SDM), this study aimed to develop risk and protective factors of substance use scale based on SDM to determine risk and protective factors ...  Read More

6. Selection of Variables that Influence Drug Injection in Prison: Comparison of Methods with Multiple Imputed Data Sets

Saiedeh Haji-Maghsoudi; Ali Akbar Haghdoost; Mohammad Reza Baneshi

Volume 6, 1-2 , Winter 2014, , Pages 36-44

  Background: Prisoners, compared to the general population, are at greater risk of infection. Drug injection is the main route of HIV transmission, in particular in Iran. What would be of interest is to determine variables that govern drug injection among prisoners. However, one of the issues that challenge ...  Read More

7. Challenges in the Area of Training and Prevention at the HIV Triangulation Clinic, Kerman, Iran

Farzaneh Zolala; Ali Akbar Haghdoost; Roohollah Zahmatkesh; Mehdi Shafiei

Volume 6, 1-2 , Winter 2014, , Pages 14-21

  Background: Since 2000, Iran has been delivering training and treatment services, including methadone therapy, to HIV positive patients through triangular clinics. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of these activities at the HIV Triangulation Centre in the city of Kerman, Iran, through clients’ ...  Read More

8. 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

  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

9. Relation of opium addiction with the severity and extension of myocardial infarction and its related mortality

Farnaz Dehghani; Mohammad Masoomi; Ali Akbar Haghdoost

Volume 5, 1-2 , Winter 2013, , Pages 35-42

  Background: Despite some evidences about protective or triggering role of opium use in patients with coronary artery disease, the exact role of opium is still under question. The current study aimed to address the relation of opium dependence on the severity and extension of myocardial infarction (MI) ...  Read More

10. Factors Influencing Drug Injection History among Prisoners: A Comparison between Classification and Regression Trees and Logistic Regression Analysis

Azam Rastegari; Ali Akbar Haghdoost; Mohammad Reza Baneshi

Volume 5, 1-2 , Winter 2013, , Pages 7-15

  Background: Due to the importance of medical studies, researchers of this field should be familiar with various types of statistical analyses to select the most appropriate method based on the characteristics of their data sets. Classification and regression trees (CARTs) can be as complementary to regression ...  Read More

11. Effects of Methadone on Liver Enzymes in Patients Undergoing Methadone Maintenance Treatment

Mahin Eslami-Shahrbabaki; Ali Akbar Haghdoost; Azadeh Mashaiekhi; Navid Khalili; Zahra Amini-Ranjbar; Alireza Ghayomi

Volume 4, 3-4 , Autumn 2012, , Pages 111-116

  Background: Methadone is currently the most frequently used substance in the treatment of short-term and particularly long-term opiate dependence. Patients' beliefs about the adverse effects of methadone on function of organs, especially liver, have widely affected the use of this substance. This study ...  Read More

12. Estimation of the Active Network Size of Kermanian Males

Mostafa Shokoohi; Mohammad Reza Baneshi; Ali Akbar Haghdoost

Volume 2, 3-4 , Spring 2010

  Background: Estimation of the size of hidden and hard-to-reach sub-populations, such as drug-abusers, is a very important but difficult task. Network scale up (NSU) is one of the indirect size estimation techniques, which relies on the frequency of people belonging to a sub-population of interest among ...  Read More