Kerman University of Medical Sciences
1. The experiences of people who quit khat and the health care professionals who support them

Suhana Begum; Angeliki Bogosian; Hayley McBain

Volume 11, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 243-255

  Background: This study aimed to explore the barriers and enablers to quitting khat from the perspective ofusers and the barriers and enablers to supporting users to quit from the perspective of healthcareprofessionals (HCPs).Methods: The present qualitative study was conducted using semi-structured interviews ...  Read More

2. Sex under Influence of Drugs: A Nationwide Survey among Iranian Female Sex Workers

Atiyeh Kamel-Khodabandeh; Moghaddameh Mirzaee; Yunes Jahani; Hamid Sharifi

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 205-215

  Background: Due to the high level of sexual relationships, prostitute women are faced with many dangers, including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), sexually transmitted infections (STIs), fertility problems, drug use, etc. In this regard, addict prostitute women are exposed to more risks because ...  Read More

3. 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

4. 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

5. Effectiveness of Positive Thinking Skills Training on the Hope and Quality of Life of Drug-Dependent People

Narges Mohammad-Najar; Elaheh Khoshnevis; Prinaz Banisi

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 120-128

  Background: The increase of hope and quality of life (QOL) can play a significant role in improving the mental health of drug addicts. Accordingly, the present study aimed to determine the effectiveness of positive thinking skills training on hope and QOL of drug-dependent people.Methods: The present ...  Read More

6. The Relationship between Personality Disorders and the Type of Crime Committed and Substance Used among Prisoners

Shahin Fakhrzadegan; Hossein Gholami-Doon; Bagher Shamloo; Solmaz Shokouhi-Moqhaddam

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Summer 2017, , Pages 64-71

  Background: Prisoners are a vulnerable group within societies, and also threaten society due to their dangerous behavior. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between prisoners’ personality disorders and their crime and substance use.Methods: This was a descriptive-correlational ...  Read More

7. Effectiveness of Emotion Regulation Training on the Reduction of Craving ‎in Drug Abusers

Hamed Choopan; Seyed Mohammad Kalantarkousheh; Yousef Aazami; Younes Doostian; Ali Farhudian; Omid Massah

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 68-75

  Background: Emotion regulation appears to provide individuals with a doubled ability to avoid drug relapse and assists with the control of temptation to reuse, which is a type of tendency-avoidance conflict. The present study aims to investigate the effect of Gross model-based emotion regulation training ...  Read More