Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Original Article(s)
1. An Overview of the Research Reports on Addiction in Iranian Journals from 2010 to 2015

Mehran Zarghami; Fatemeh Taghizadeh; Masoadeh Babakhanian; Maedeh Vaghefinejad

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 67-75

Abstract
  Background: The articles and research reports presented in the scientific journals are selected without a proper critical appraisal in many cases. This is a major problem, as it leads to the opinions of the experts being neglected in many of these scientific journals. A descriptive study was done in ...  Read More

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2. Comparison of Sexual Function and Serum Testosterone Levels in Men Opiate Addicts, under Methadone Maintenance Therapy, and Healthy Men

Parvin Agha-Mohammadhasani; Mohammadreza Mokhtaree; Alireza Nazari; Amir Rahnama

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 76-85

Abstract
  Background: Substance abuse and consequently the use of methadone in Iran are reported at high levels. Drugs alter sexual function by affecting the organs of the body. The aim of this study was to evaluate sexual functioning and serum testosterone levels in opiate addicts, individuals receiving methadone ...  Read More

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3. Factors Associated with Sustained Remission among Chronic Opioid Users

Ramin Shiraly; Maryam Taghva

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 86-94

Abstract
  Background: Chronic opioid use is a major public health problem with significant morbidity. The aim of this study was to investigate factors associated with sustained remission among a sample of Iranian chronic opioid users in Shiraz, Iran.Methods: This was a cross-sectional study to evaluate sustained ...  Read More

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4. Morphine in Plasma and Cerebrospinal Fluid of Patients Addicted to Opiates Undergoing Surgery: High-performance Liquid Chromatography Method

Mohammad Ali Haghbin; Zia Navidi; Cesar R Romero; Mohammad Shabani

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 95-101

Abstract
  Background: The prevalence of opium addiction among Iranians is considerable. Since endogenous opioid systems may be altered as a consequence of addiction, it is very important to determine the plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of morphine in Iranian patients addicted to opiates who will undergo ...  Read More

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5. Psychometric Properties of the Iranian Brief Version of the Transtheoretical Model Instrument in Terms of Hookah Tobacco Smoking Cessation

Tahereh Dehdari; Nasim Mirzaei; Mohammad Hossein Taghdisi; Ashkan Khosropour; Najaf Zare

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 102-111

Abstract
  Background: Transtheoretical model (TTM) has been recognized as a common theoretical model in researches in terms of addictive behaviors. The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Persian brief version of the TTM for hookah tobacco smoking cessation in a sample of Iranian ...  Read More

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6. Socioeconomic Disparities and Self-reported Substance Abuse-related Problems

Kesha Baptiste-Roberts; Mian Hossain

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 112-122

Abstract
  Background: It is not well understood whether the self-reported experience of substance abuse-related problems differs by socioeconomic status.Methods: We conducted a secondary analysis using the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) on participants who reported ever using illicit drugs ...  Read More