Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Review Article(s)
1. Chemistry, Pharmacology, and Toxicology of Khat (Catha Edulis Forsk): A Review

Nasir Tajure Wabe

Volume 3, 3-4 , Winter 2011, Pages 137-149

Abstract
  Catha edulis (khat) is a plant grown commonly in the horn of Africa. The leaves of khat are chewed by the people for its stimulant action. Its young buds and tender leaves are chewed to attain a state of euphoria and stimulation. Khat is an evergreen shrub, which is cultivated as a bush or small tree. ...  Read More

Original Article(s)
2. Economic Appraisal of Urine Opiates Screening Test: A Study in Kerman, Iran

Kouros Divsalar; Minoo Mahmoodi; Nouzar Nakhaee

Volume 3, 3-4 , Winter 2011, Pages 79-84

Abstract
  Background: Cost effectiveness, the ratio of relative costs of a program to its desired outcomes, is one of the basic issues in various screening programs performed to detect opium abuse. This study aimed to find the cost-effectiveness of opiates abuse screening through urine analysis. Methods: A total ...  Read More

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3. Internet Addiction Based on Personality Characteristics of High School Students in Kerman, Iran

Bibi Eshrat Zamani; Yasamin Abedini; Ali Kheradmand

Volume 3, 3-4 , Winter 2011, Pages 85-91

Abstract
  Background: The new phenomenon of Internet addiction among teenagers and young adults is one of the modern addictions in industrial and post-industrial societies. The purpose of this research was to predict the Internet addiction based on the personality characteristics of high school students in Kerman. ...  Read More

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4. The Relationship between Childhood Maltreatment and Opiate Dependency in Adolescence and Middle Age

Mohammad Reza Naqavi; Masood Mohammadi; Vahid Salari; Nouzar Nakhaee

Volume 3, 3-4 , Winter 2011, Pages 92-98

Abstract
  Background: Child maltreatment is a global phenomenon with possible serious long-term consequences. The present study aimed to determine the relationship between childhood maltreatment and opiate dependency in older age. Methods: In this study, 212 opiate dependent individuals and 216 control subjects ...  Read More

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5. The Relationship between Decision-Making Styles and Attributional Styles in Addicted and Non-addicted Men

Farhad Shaghaghy; Majid Saffarinia; Mohadeseh Iranpoor; Ali Soltanynejad

Volume 3, 3-4 , Winter 2011, Pages 99-104

Abstract
  Background: One of social problems which has affected our society and resulted in problems for different groups of people is drug abuse. This issue indicates a serious psychological, physical and social problem in community. Social skills have positive and successful influences in prevention of substance ...  Read More

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6. Reviewing the Prevalence of (Cigarette) Smoking and its Related Factors in Students of Tehran University, Iran

Farhad Jafari; Akram Haji Zamani; Kamyab Alizadeh

Volume 3, 3-4 , Winter 2011, Pages 105-110

Abstract
  Background: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of smoking behaviors among students in Tehran University, Iran. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study on 400 participants of Tehran University. A self-administrated, anonymous questionnaire was used for data gathering. Findings: The mean age ...  Read More

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7. The Relationship between Mental Health and General Self-Efficacy Beliefs, Coping Strategies and Locus of Control in Male Drug Abusers

Mozhgan Rabani Bavojdan; Afsaneh Towhidi; Abbas Rahmati

Volume 3, 3-4 , Winter 2011, Pages 111-118

Abstract
  Background: Various studies have been conducted to determine the causes of drug abuse from a psychological perspective. Mental health has also been among the studied factors. The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between mental health and general self-efficacy beliefs, coping strategies ...  Read More

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8. The Role of Self-esteem in Tendency towards Drugs, Theft and Prostitution

Hamid Reza Alavi

Volume 3, 3-4 , Winter 2011, Pages 119-124

Abstract
  Background: Addiction, theft and Prostitution are of the most important problems of contemporary society. On the other hand, self-esteem is one of the most important variables and concepts that might have a meaningful influence on these problems. This study aims to investigate the role of self-esteem ...  Read More

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9. The Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Pain in Male Cigarette Smoking Students at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Soraya Pirouzi; Ali Ghanbari; Farzaneh Moslemi Haghighi; Farahnaz Ghafarinejad; Fatemeh Pouya; Tahereh Motiallah

Volume 3, 3-4 , Winter 2011, Pages 125-129

Abstract
  Background: The rising trend of smoking cigarettes, especially among the youth, has become a great concern in Iranian society. Not only does smoking cigarettes harm one financially, but also it will cause immense damage to the smoker as well as the society. This paper investigated the prevalence of musculoskeletal ...  Read More

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10. The Correlation between Emotional Intelligence and Instable Personality in Substance Abusers

Fatemeh Haj Hosseini; Ali Mehdizadeh Zare Anari

Volume 3, 3-4 , Winter 2011, Pages 130-136

Abstract
  Background: Substance dependence has recently turned into one of the most important social problems. Clinical findings have shown personality traits, social relations, attitudes and values, along with emotional intelligence factors such as emotions, feelings, emotions management, challenging with problems, ...  Read More