Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Original Article(s)
1. 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

Abstract
  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

Review Article(s)
2. Review on the Implementation of the Islamic Republic of Iran about Tobacco Control, Based on MPOWER, in the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control by the World Health Organization

Mahmood Alimohammadi; Hossein Jafari-Mansoorian; Seyed Yaser Hashemi; Victoria Momenabadi; Seyed Mehdi Ghasemi; Kamaladdin Karimyan

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Autumn 2017, Pages 183-189

Abstract
  Background: Smoking is the largest preventable cause of death in the world, killing nearly 6 million people annually. This article is an investigation of measures implemented laws in the Iran to study the proposed strategy of control and reduce tobacco use based on the monitor, protect, offer, warn, ...  Read More

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3. The Effects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Man Smokers’ Comorbid Depression and Anxiety Symptoms and Smoking Cessation: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Mohammadreza Davoudi; Abdolah Omidi; Mojtaba Sehat; Zahra Sepehrmanesh

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Autumn 2017, Pages 129-138

Abstract
  Background: Besides physical problems, cigarette smoking is associated with a high prevalence of comorbid depression and anxiety symptoms. One of the reasons behind high post-cessation smoking lapse and relapse rates is inattentiveness to these symptoms during the process of cessation. The aim of this ...  Read More

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4. Pattern of Alcohol Consumption among Men Consumers in Kerman, Iran, in 2014

Saeed Samadi; Mohammad Reza Baneshi; Ali Akbar Haghdoost

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Autumn 2017, Pages 139-145

Abstract
  Background: Alcohol consumption is a potential risk factor with acute and chronic health consequences and social impacts, which is more prominent among men. There is no precise statistics on the scope of alcohol consumption in Iran; however, there is some evidences showing an increasing trend, particularly ...  Read More

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5. 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

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6. Comparing Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention with Treatment as Usual on Impulsivity and Relapse for Methadone-Treated Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Mehdi Yaghubi; Fatemeh Zargar; Hossein Akbari

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Autumn 2017, Pages 156-165

Abstract
  Background: Impulsivity is one of the causes of relapse that can affect treatment outcomes. Studies have shown that addiction treatments can reduce impulsivity in drug-dependent individuals. Studies also have suggested that mindfulness is associated with impulsivity. However, no study has investigated ...  Read More

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7. Characterizing Mortality from Substance Abuse in Iran: An Epidemiological Study during March 2014 to February 2015

Fatemeh Shahbazi; Seyed Davood Mirtorabi; Mohammad Reza Ghadirzadeh; Seyed Saeed Hashemi-Nazari; Abdolrazagh Barzegar

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Autumn 2017, Pages 166-174

Abstract
  Background: Drug abuse is a severe and chronic disorder that leaves morbidity, disability and premature mortality in the society. The study of death due to substance abuse provides useful information for local, national and international administrators. Thus, by identifying the factors that have an impact ...  Read More

Original Article(s)
8. The Effectiveness of the Harm Reduction Group Therapy Based on Bandura's Self-Efficacy Theory on Risky Behaviors of Drug-Dependent Sex Worker Women

Marjan Rabani-Bavojdan; Mozhgan Rabani-Bavojdan; Ghodratollah Rajabizadeh; Nahid Kaviani; Ali Bahramnejad; Zohreh Ghaffari; Mehdi Shafiei-Bafti

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Autumn 2017, Pages 175-182

Abstract
  Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the harm reduction group therapy based on Bandura's self-efficacy theory on risky behaviors of sex workers in Kerman, Iran.Methods: A quasi-experimental two-group design (a random selection with pre-test and post-test) was used. ...  Read More