Kerman University of Medical Sciences
1. Iranian Female Methadone Patients and the Perceived Educational Needs Related to Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Mehran Zarghami; Maedeh Bagheri; Hamed Bahari; Khatereh Tufani; Alireza Mahjoub; Reza Daneshmand; Zahra Alammehrjerdi; Raheleh Mohammadian; Omid Massah

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 242-249

  Background: Iranian female methadone patients are at risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) due to involvement in high-risk sexual behaviours and/or needle sharing. The present study aimed to explore the perceived educational needs related to HIV among a group of Iranian female methadone patients. Methods:The ...  Read More

2. 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

  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

3. Effectiveness of Electroconvulsive Therapy in Persistent Methamphetamine ‎Psychosis: A Pilot Study

Hassan Ziaaddini; Toktam Roohbakhsh; Nouzar Nakhaee; Alireza Ghaffari-Nejad

Volume 7, 1-2 , Winter 2015, , Pages 14-23

  Background: Persistent methamphetamine (METH) psychosis is a psychotic state beyond 1-month after abstinence, for which there is no effective treatment. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in persistent METH psychosis patients hospitalized at Shahid Beheshti ...  Read More

4. 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

5. Current research on methamphetamine: Epidemiology, medical and ‎psychiatric effects, treatment, and harm reduction efforts

Seyed Ramin Radfar ‎; Richard A. Rawson ‎

Volume 6, 3-4 , Summer 2014, , Pages 146-154

  Background: Methamphetamine (MA) which is known as “shisheh” in Iran is a drug that widely is used in many parts of the world and it is near to a decade that is available for the most drug users and has a considerable prevalence of use. Due to high abuse prevalence and very new challenging phenomenon, ...  Read More

6. Analysis of Gap in Service Quality in Drug Addiction Treatment Centers of ‎Kerman, Iran, Using SERVQUAL Model

Mohammad Reza Naqavi; Raheleh Refaiee; Mohammad Reza Baneshi; Nouzar Nakhaee

Volume 6, 3-4 , Summer 2014, , Pages 85-92

  Background: Treatment of drug addicts is one of the main strategies of drug control in Iran. Client satisfaction strongly influences the success of any treatment program. This study aimed to explore the difference between customer expectations and perceptions in drug addiction treatment centers of Kerman, ...  Read More