Kerman University of Medical Sciences
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1. 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

Abstract
  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

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2. Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids and Prohibited Substances Misuse among Iranian Recreational Female Bodybuilders and its Associated Psycho-socio-demographic Factors

Hooman Angoorani; Maryam Jalali; Farzin Halabchi

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 216-222

Abstract
  Background: The growing tendency to anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) and prohibited substances misuse by female athletes is a new public health concern. Epidemiological studies in this field are necessary to introduce an effective preventive drug control program in gyms. This study directed to evaluate ...  Read More

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3. Scale to Assess Leaders' Perceptions about their Workers' Digital Addiction

Lucio Lage Goncalves; Antônio Egidio Nardi; Eduardo Guedes; Hugo dos Santos; Mariana King Padua; Flavia Leite Guimaraes; Douglas Rodrigues; Anna Lucia Spear King

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 223-230

Abstract
  Background: With the evolution of technologies and the mobility factor, new digital devices have emerged, influencing human behavior and provoking diverse dependencies due to their abusive use. Collective environments begin to exhibit the symptoms of such dependencies, compromising people's quality of ...  Read More

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4. The Validity and Reliability of the Persian Version of Nomophobia Questionnaire

Forouzan Elyasi; Bahareh Hakimi; Parisa Islami-Parkoohi

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 231-241

Abstract
  Background: Nomophobia is the fear of being disconnected from one’s mobile phone, prevailing in modern area. To the best of our knowledge, no Persian psychometric scales are available for investigating nomophobia among Iranians. Therefore, we here aimed to translate and validate the Nomophobia ...  Read More

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5. 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

Abstract
  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

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6. Effectiveness of Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention on Quality of Life and Craving in Methadone-treated Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Mehdi Yaghubi; Fatemeh Zargar

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 250-259

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  Background: Quality of life (QOL) is always considered as a final consequence of clinical trials, interventions, and health care. The results of studies indicate that addiction leads to lower QOL. However, studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions on improving ...  Read More

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7. Analysis of Mortality Rate of Illicit Substance Abuse and its Trend in Five Years in Iran, 2014-2018

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

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 260-268

Abstract
  Background: Addiction and drug misuse is an illness that affects every community in every country. Based on the previous research in many parts of the world, illicit drug use is considered as a well-known risk factor for morbidity, disability, and premature mortality. Although this issue is a hot topic ...  Read More

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8. Comparison of Buprenorphine and Buprenorphine/naloxone in Detoxification of Opioid-dependent Men

Hassan Ziaaddini; Shima Heshmati; Maryam Chegeni; Mahboobeh Mousavi-Ramezanzade; Shahrzad Mazhari

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 269-275

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  Background: Buprenorphine sublingual tablets are now available in Iran for opioid detoxification in clinics. Aim of the present study was to compare the efficiency of buprenorphine with buprenorphine/naloxone in short-term detoxification in a group of Iranian male opioid-dependent patients. Methods:A ...  Read More