Kerman University of Medical Sciences
1. Comparing the Efficacy of Methadone and Tincture of Opium in Controlling Agitation Caused by Withdrawal Syndrome in Opium-Addicted Patients in the Intensive Care Unit: A Randomized Trial Study

Seyed Mojtaba Sohrevardi; Mostafa Pournamdari; Raazieh Salimi; Farhad Sarrafzadeh; Mehdi Ahmadinejad

Volume 12, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 69-76

Abstract
  Background: Few studies have been conducted regarding the comparison of the efficacy of methadone andtincture of opium (TOP) in controlling agitation induced by withdrawal syndrome. Therefore, the currentrandomized trial study is carried out with the aim to evaluate comparisons on the efficacy of methadone ...  Read More

2. Development of a Hookah Smoking Obscenity Measurement Scale for Adolescents

Khadijeh Keshavarzian; Haidar Nadrian; Hamid Allahverdipour; Asghar Mohammadpoorasl

Volume 12, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 77-86

Abstract
  Background: The worldwide trend of hookah use among adolescents is increasing, and literature shows arelationship between obscenity and adolescents’ tendency toward hookah smoking. As there is a lack ofappropriate instruments to measure the obscenity of hookah smoking, in the present study, we ...  Read More

3. Lead Contamination of Opium, Opium Tincture, and Methadone Oral Solution, in Iran

Mitra Rahimi; Mohammad Amin Eshraghi; Shahin Shadnia

Volume 12, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 34-39

Abstract
  Background: The present study is conducted with the aim to assess the lead contamination in opium tincture,methadone oral solution, and opium.Methods: 10 samples from each of the matters of opium tinctures, methadone oral solutions, and opium(provided by the Law Enforcement Force of the Islamic Republic ...  Read More

4. Effectiveness of Religious-Spiritual Group Therapy on Spiritual Health and Quality of Life in Methadone-treated Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Mehdi Yaghubi; Mohammad Abdekhoda; Samira Khani

Volume 11, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 156-164

Abstract
  Background: Spirituality is one of the most important factors that can contribute to the recovery of substanceuse disorder (SUD). The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of the religious-spiritual grouptherapy on the spiritual health and the quality of life in methadone-treated patients.Methods: ...  Read More

5. Development and Psychometric Assessment of the Methadone Therapy Experiences Questionnaire among Patients under Treatment

Saeideh Homaei; Nabi Bannazadeh; Farzaneh Roaei; Hassan Ziaaddini

Volume 11, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 183-191

Abstract
  Background: Patient experiences play an important role in the quality of health care and gathering patients’ experiences is common as part of quality measurement in health care. The present study was carried out with the aim of developing and psychometric analysis of the methadone therapy experiences ...  Read More

6. Comparing the Effects of Methadone, Buprenorphine, and Opium Tincture Maintenance Therapy on Sexual Function

Ali Kheradmand; Ahad Fazeli; Azadeh Mazaheri-Meybodi

Volume 11, Issue 2 , Summer 2019, , Pages 120-128

Abstract
  Background: Opioid use disorder is a major concern to public health, and opioid maintenance treatment onmethadone or buprenorphine is a widely used approach. On the other hand, in recent years, there has beenmore regards for the use of opium tincture for detoxification and maintenance treatment of opioiddependence ...  Read More

7. Comparison of Sexual Function and Serum Testosterone Levels in Men Opiate Addicts, under Methadone Maintenance Therapy, and Healthy Men

Parvin Agha-Mohammadhasani; Mohammadreza Mokhtaree; Alireza Nazari; Amir Rahnama

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 76-85

Abstract
  Background: Substance abuse and consequently the use of methadone in Iran are reported at high levels. Drugs alter sexual function by affecting the organs of the body. The aim of this study was to evaluate sexual functioning and serum testosterone levels in opiate addicts, individuals receiving methadone ...  Read More

8. Associated Factors of Maintenance in Patients under Treatment with Methadone: A Comprehensive Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Farzaneh Farmani; Hadi Farhadi; Younes Mohammadi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 41-51

Abstract
  Background: This comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis were performed to assess the associated factors of maintenance in patients with methadone therapy in the world.Methods: A systematic literature review was performed from several scientific databases; these include PubMed, Scopus, ISI ...  Read More

9. Barriers to Hepatitis C Treatment among Women in Methadone Treatment: A Study from Iran, the Most Populous Persian Gulf Country

Omid Massah; Mohammad Effatpanah; Afsaneh Moradi; Mohammad Salehi; Ali Farhoudian; Zahra Karami

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 229-236

Abstract
  Background: Untreated Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) has been reported among many Iranian female methadone patients. However, few of them report receiving HCV treatment. The present study is the first research from western Asia that explored the barriers to receiving HCV treatment among a group of Iranian female ...  Read More

10. 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

Abstract
  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

11. Cost-effectiveness of Methadone Maintenance Treatment Centers in Prevention of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

Sirus Pourkhajoei; Mohsen Barouni; Alireza Noroozi; Ahmad Hajebi; Saeed Amini; Mohammad Karamouzian; Hamid Sharifi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Summer 2017, , Pages 81-87

Abstract
  Background: Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is one of the greatest social health problems in many communities in the twenty-first century. Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) could decrease HIV infection among injection drug users (IDU). The main aim of this paper was to determine the cost-effectiveness ...  Read More

12. 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

Abstract
  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

13. Predisposing Factors for Methadone Poisoning in Children Hospitalized at ‎Kerman Afzalipour Hospital, Iran

Ali Hosseininasab; Aliasghar Vahidi; Fatemeh Bagheri-Charouk

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, , Pages 61-66

Abstract
  Background: Methadone is a synthetic opioid that has been used to relieve severe pain in addiction withdrawal. Unfortunately, due to non-standard supply and storage, the incidence of poisoning and deaths caused by this drug is increasing daily. The purpose of this study was to determine the underlying ...  Read More