Kerman University of Medical Sciences
1. Internet Addiction and the Psychometric Properties of the Nine-item Internet Disorder Scale–Short Form: An Application of Rasch Analysis

Abdulbari Bener; Mark D Griffiths; Nuket Guler Baysoy; Funda Catan; Eray Yurtseven

Volume 11, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 234-242

  Background: The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of disordered internet use amongadolescent university students and its association with various health complaints and behaviours, and mostimportantly to examine the psychometric properties of 9-item Internet Disorder Scale-Short ...  Read More

3. Comparison of Buprenorphine and Buprenorphine/naloxone in Detoxification of Opioid-dependent Men

Hassan Ziaaddini; Shima Heshmati; Maryam Chegeni; Mahboobeh Mousavi-Ramezanzade; Shahrzad Mazhari

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 269-275

  Background: Buprenorphine sublingual tablets are now available in Iran for opioid detoxification in clinics. Aim of the present study was to compare the efficiency of buprenorphine with buprenorphine/naloxone in short-term detoxification in a group of Iranian male opioid-dependent patients. Methods:A ...  Read More

5. An Overview of the Research Reports on Addiction in Iranian Journals from 2010 to 2015

Mehran Zarghami; Fatemeh Taghizadeh; Masoadeh Babakhanian; Maedeh Vaghefinejad

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 67-75

  Background: The articles and research reports presented in the scientific journals are selected without a proper critical appraisal in many cases. This is a major problem, as it leads to the opinions of the experts being neglected in many of these scientific journals. A descriptive study was done in ...  Read More

6. Effectiveness of Transactional Analysis Group Therapy on Addiction Intensity of Woman Patients Treated with Methadone

Niloofar Etemadi-Chardah; Bahman Matinpour; Rasoul Heshmati

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 146-155

  Background: Addiction brings about severe and profound physical, psychological and social damages such as divorce, crime, and unemployment. The present study was to investigate the effectiveness of transactional analysis (TA) therapy on addiction intensity of woman patients treated with methadone.Methods: ...  Read More

7. The Evaluation of Relationship between Sexual Self-concept and Sexual Dysfunction in Individuals Undergoing Methadone Maintenance Treatment

Ghodratolah Rajabizadeh; Fatemeh Yazdanpanah; Mohammad Arash Ramezani

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Summer 2017, , Pages 88-95

  Background: The present study was conducted with the aim of designing a causal model for the evaluation of sexual dysfunctions based on the variables of methadone dosage and sexual self-concept among individuals undergoing methadone maintenance treatment (MMT).Methods: The study population of the present ...  Read More

8. Comparison between Homocysteine, Fibrinogen, PT, PTT, INR and CRP in Male Smokers with/without Addiction to Opium

Nahid Azdaki; Mahmood Zardast; Gholamreza Anani-Sarab; Hamid Abdorrazaghnaejad; Mohammad Reza Ghasemian; Amin Saburi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Spring 2017, , Pages 17-23

  Background: Regarding the limited studies about effects of addiction on coagulation factors as a risk factor for increasing coagulation, and its relation to coronary artery disease, we decided to investigate the effect of opium on inflammatory and coagulation factors in a controlled setting.Methods: ...  Read More

9. Loperamide Dependence: A Case Report

Mehran Zarghami; Maryam Rezapour

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Spring 2017, , Pages 59-63

  Background: Loperamide is used as an antidiarrheal drug and is available over-the-counter. It cannot pass the blood-brain barrier and it does not have a considerable abuse potential. It can lead to dangerous cardiac arrhythmia.Case Report: Herein, we report a 35-year-old man with a 13-year history of ...  Read More

10. The Effects of Opium Addiction on the Immune System Function in Patients with Fungal Infection

Seyyed Amin Ayatollahi-Mousavi; Gholamreza Asadikaram; Nouzar Nakhaee; Alireza Izadi; Nasser Keikha

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 218-226

  Background: The use of narcotics such as opium exposes addicts as susceptible targets of different diseases so that they might easily be exposed to different diseases such as fungal infections. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of addiction to opium and fungal infection on plasma levels ...  Read More

11. Effects of Opium Addiction and Cigarette Smoking on Hematological Parameters

Gholamabbas Shahabinejad; Majid Sirati-Sabet; Mohammad Kazemi-Arababadi; Saeideh Nabati; Gholamreza Asadikaram

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 179-185

  Background: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of opium addiction and cigarette smoking on the complete blood count (CBC).Methods: Eighty-six male subjects, including 31 opium-addicted cigarette smokers (OACS), 19 opium-addicted non-cigarette smokers (OANCS), 17 non-opium-addicted ...  Read More

12. Comparison of Quantitative and Qualitative Dermatoglyphic Characteristics ‎of Opium Addicts with Healthy Individuals

Omid Mehrpour; Ardeshir Sheikhazadi; Afsoon Barzegar; Afzal Husein; Claudia Malic; Elham Sheikhazadi; Seyed Hossein Saberi-Anary

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 76-83

  Background: Recreational drugs have a significant impact on the lives of drug users, their close families and friends, as well as their society. Social, psychological, biological, and genetic factors could make a person more prone to using recreational drugs. Finger and A-B ridges (dermatoglyphics) are ...  Read More

13. Maternal Separation and the Risk of Drug Abuse in Later Life

Fatemeh Delavari; Vahid Sheibani; Saeed Esmaeili-Mahani; Nouzar Nakhaee

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 107-114

  Maternal separation (MS) is defined as the termination of the continuity of mother-child relationship after the relationship is established. Although MS and maternal deprivation are different in terms of their definitions, these two terms are usually used interchangeably. This review aims to investigate ...  Read More

14. Comparing Violence against Women with and Without an Addicted Spouse in ‎Kashan, Iran

Mohsen Adib-Hajbaghery; Rouhangiz Karimi; Hassan Karbasi; Mostafa Haji-Rezaei; Efat Aminolroayaee

Volume 7, 1-2 , Winter 2015, , Pages 74-81

  Background: Although some studies have been conducted on violence against women, but all these studies were conducted in the general population and not the wives of addicts. This study was aimed to compare the violence against women with and without an addicted spouse. Methods: This comparative study ...  Read More

15. Does Ingestion of Tincture of Opium Notably Raise Blood Alcohol Concentration?‎

Hassan Solhi; Bahman Sadeghi-Sedeh; Pardis Emami; Mohammad Jamalian; Amir Mohammad Kazemifar

Volume 6, 3-4 , Summer 2014, , Pages 100-104

  Background: Tincture of opium (TOP) is currently used for maintenance therapy in treatment of opioids addiction. It contains ethanol. The present study was conducted to assess the increase in blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in its users; a process which may interfere with breath-alcohol test performed ...  Read More

16. One Decade “Narcotic Addicted Patients with Deep Vein Thrombosis” in St. ‎Alzahra Hospital of Isfahan, Iran

Morteza Abdar Esfahani; Fatemeh Sayehmiri ‏

Volume 6, 3-4 , Summer 2014, , Pages 127-137

  Background: Behavior and substance addiction is one of the risk factors for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The aim of this study investigating the relationship between the different clinical manifestations pattern of DVT with the way, the amount and duration of narcotic drugs in patients admitted to St. ...  Read More

17. The Relationship between Mental Health and Addiction to Mobile Phones ‎among University Students of Shahrekord, Iran

Zahra Babadi-Akashe; Bibi Eshrat Zamani; Yasamin Abedini ‎; Hojaetolah Akbari; Nasim Hedayati

Volume 6, 3-4 , Summer 2014, , Pages 93-99

  Background: The risk of cell phone addiction is a social and psychological problem which has been proposed by ‎psychologists, psychiatrists, and educational supervisors. The present study aimed to investigate the ‎behavior of mobile phone addicts and mental health of university students of Shahrekord, ...  Read More

18. The Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Pain and Forward Head Posture among Heroin Users during their Withdrawal with Methadone

Fahimeh Kamali-Sarvestani; Tahereh Motiallah; Farahnaz Ghaffarinejad

Volume 6, 1-2 , Winter 2014, , Pages 30-35

  Background: Heroin is an extremely addictive narcotic drug derived from morphine. Its continued use requires increased amounts of the drug to achieve the same effect, resulting in tolerance and addiction. This study was done in order to determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal pain and forward head ...  Read More

19. Single and Repeated Ultra–Rapid Detoxification Prevents Cognitive Impairment in Morphine Addicted Rats: A Privilege for Single Detoxification

Leila Ghamati; Vahid Hajali; Vahid Sheibani; Khadije Esmaeilpour; Gholamreza Sepehri; Mojtaba Shojaee

Volume 6, 1-2 , Winter 2014, , Pages 54-64

  Background: Opioids have been shown to affect learning and memory processes. Different protocols of morphine withdrawal can substantially vary in their success to prevent opioid induced impairments of cognitive performance. In the present study, we report the effects of single and repetitive ultra-rapid ...  Read More