Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Original Article
1. Investigation of a Preliminary Mixed Method of Phubbing and Social Connectedness in Adolescents

Chin-Siang Ang; Kye-Mei Teo; Yong-Le Ong; Siau-Li Siak

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Spring 2019, Pages 1-10

Abstract
  Background: The exponential growth of smartphones has afforded many users with ubiquitous access to socialization as seen in the various mobile apps used to communicate and connect with others. The present study employed mixed-method approaches to analyse the impact of phubbing on social connectedness ...  Read More

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2. Blood Lead Level in Opiate Addicts Hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit of a Trauma Referral Center in Kerman, Iran

Mehdi Ahmadinejad; Maryam Ahmadipour; Kouros Divsalar

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Spring 2019, Pages 11-17

Abstract
  Background: Opium is the most commonly-used narcotic in Iran and some Asian countries. There are many reports of lead poisoning in opium users. Lead poisoning encompasses a wide range of symptoms the incidence and severity of which depend on the concentration and duration of contact with lead. The present ...  Read More

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3. Study of Methamphetamine Use in Patients Referred to Emergency Ward of a General Hospital at North of Iran in 2017

Pezhman Hadinezhad; Mehran Zarghami; Hosein Montazer; Mahmood Moosazadeh; Fattaneh Ghaderi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Spring 2019, Pages 18-25

Abstract
  Background: Acute use of methamphetamine affects the sympathetic system and causes symptoms like tachycardia, hypertension (HTN), tachypnea, peripheral blood vessels constriction, hyperthermia, and mydriasis that can lead to many medical complications. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the use of methamphetamine, ...  Read More

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4. Factor Structure of the Smoking Temptation Scale: Cross-Validation in Iranian men

Abdurrahman Charkazi; Masoud Khorramrroo; Rahman Berdi Ozouni-Davaji; Gholamreza Sharifirad; Alireza Abadi; Bagher Pahlavanzade

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Spring 2019, Pages 26-34

Abstract
  Background: The transtheoretical model (TTM) is used as a framework to implement smoking cessation programs. This model has some subscales based on which the smoking temptation scale is proposed as stages movement factor. This study aimed to translate and validate the temptation subscales of the TTM ...  Read More

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5. A Study on the Pattern of Self-reported Tobacco Addiction in Hypertensive Patients in Gujarat, India

Amrita Sarkar; Debjit Roy; Meet Chauhan; Naresh R. Makwana; Dipesh V. Parmar; Sudha Yadav

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Spring 2019, Pages 35-42

Abstract
  Background: Both hypertension (HTN) and tobacco addiction pose a threat to the health, environment, and socioeconomic status (SES) of the people. When tobacco use disorder exists in people with HTN, it hastens the disease progress and causes early complications. The present study aimed to study the knowledge ...  Read More

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8. Social Capital and its Relationship with Drug Use among Southeast Iranian Adolescents

Najmeh Pourramazani; Hamid Sharifi; Abedin Iranpour

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Spring 2019, Pages 58-65

Abstract
  Background: Social capital (SC) is one of the most important assets and a vital determinant of sustainabledevelopment of any country. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and the relationshipbetween SC and substance use (SU) in Southeast Iranian adolescents.Methods: This cross-sectional ...  Read More