Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Original Article(s)
1. Religious Attitude Associated with General Health and Smoking in Iranian Students

Kouros Divsalar; Samira Nejadnaderi; Nowzar Nakhaee; Saed Rouhani

Volume 2, 1-2 , Winter 2010

Abstract
  Abstract Background: Given the university students’ model role in the society and the importance of period of university education in selecting behavioral methods and lifestyles in the future have made it necessary to study the smoking pattern and its associated factors and complications ...  Read More

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2. A Review on Hematological Factors in Opioid-Dependent People (Opium and Heroin) after the Withdrawal Period

Tahereh Haghpanah; Mohammadreza Afarinesh; Kouros Divsalar

Volume 2, 1-2 , Winter 2010

Abstract
  Abstract Background: Long-term use of opioids has acute effects on homeostasis of the body. Discovering the impacts of opioids on hematological parameters of narcotics withdrawal and dependents blood may be helpful in recognizing the homeostasis condition of their body for the useful treatment. ...  Read More

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3. A Comparison of the Efficacy of Buprenorphine and Clonidine in Detoxification of Heroin-Dependents and the Following Maintenance Treatment

Hasan Ziaaddini; Mansooreh Nasirian; Nouzar Nakhaee

Volume 2, 1-2 , Winter 2010

Abstract
  Abstract Background: This study compared the success rates of buprenorphine and clonidine in detoxification of heroin-dependents and evaluated the recurrence of drug abuse in patients taking naltrexone in a 6 month follow up. Methods: A double-blind study was carried out in Kerman’s psychiatric ...  Read More

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4. The Effect of Methadone Maintenance Therapy on Harm Reduction in Opiate Dependents in Kerman Socio-Behavioral Consulting Centers

Noshin Parvaresh; Ali Kheradmand; Masoumeh Darijani

Volume 2, 1-2 , Winter 2010

Abstract
  Abstract Background: Socio-behavioral consulting centers offer methadone maintenance therapy which is a very useful method for drug dependents. These centers offer a wide range of services like education, consulting, prevention, care taking of patients and treatment for high risk groups such ...  Read More

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5. Assessing the Effect of Opium Dependence on Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) in Men

Mohammad Ali Shafa; Akbar Hamzeei moghaddam; Abdol Hamid Sohrabi; Marzyeh Karimianpour

Volume 2, 1-2 , Winter 2010

Abstract
  Abstract Background: Opium-dependence having different effects on the nervous system is a common problem, especially in the Middle East and Iran. The aim of this study is evaluating the effects of opium-dependence on visual evoked potential (VEP) in men. Methods: Thirty subjects with both chronic ...  Read More

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6. Identity Disturbance and Substance-Dependence in Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder

Alireza Ghaffari Nejad; Ali Kheradmand; Khatereh Toofani

Volume 2, 1-2 , Winter 2010

Abstract
  Abstract Background: Identity disturbance is one of the DSM-IV criteria for borderline personality disorder, but there has been little attention to its nature. Four subsets of identity disturbance (role absorption, painful incoherence, inconsistency and lack of commitment) have been assessed. ...  Read More

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7. Comparison of Internalizing Disorders in 8-14-Year-Old Offsprings of Opium and Heroin Dependent Parents: A Case- Control Study

Mahin Eslami Shahrbabaki; Hassan Ziaaddini; Hamdollah Saieedi Gargari; Nouzar Nakhaiee; Parvin Eslami Shahrbabaki; Nasrin Eslami Sharbabaki

Volume 2, 1-2 , Winter 2010

Abstract
  Abstract Background:In general, parental substance abuse is associated with children's emotional and behavioral problems. This study only investigated the internalizing problems (depression, anxiety and physical complains) in children of opioid or heroin-dependent parents in comparison with non-opioid ...  Read More

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8. Predictors of Transition in Different Stages of Smoking: A Longitudinal Study

Asghar Mohammadpoorasl; Ali Fakhari; Fatemeh Rostami; Mansour Shamsipour; Hamideh Rashidian; Mohammad Ali Goreishizadeh

Volume 2, 1-2 , Winter 2010

Abstract
  AbstractBackground: We investigated longitudinally the prevalence of smoking according to three stages of smoking (never smoking, experimenting the smoking, and regular smoking), the rates of transition from one stage to another one, and determinant predictors of transition through these stages of smoking.Methods: ...  Read More