Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Original Article
1. The Effect of Information Therapy on Treatment Adherence among Patients Referred to Addiction Treatment Centers

Mohammad Azami; Motahareh Pilevarzadeh; Neda Sharifi

Volume 12, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 1-10

Abstract
  Background: The low level of drug adherence in addicts who are quitting is one of the biggest challenges inthe treatment and management of this disease. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the effect ofinformation therapy on adherence to treatment among the patients in addiction treatment centers.Methods: ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Cerebrospinal Fluid and Spinal Anesthesia Parameters in Healthy Versus Opium-Addict Patients during Lower Limb Surgery

Pooya Derakhshan; Farnad Imani; Seyed Alireza Seyed-Siamdoust; Sorour Garousi; Nasrin Nouri

Volume 12, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 11-17

Abstract
  Background: Studies have reported lower pain threshold, spinal anesthesia duration, and level of sensoryblock in addicts compared to non-addict patients undergoing spinal anesthesia for surgery. Moreover, bloodgas and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were likely to be affected as well. The aim in the present ...  Read More

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3. Estimating the Visibility Rate of Alcohol Consumption: A Case Study in Shiraz, Iran

Mohammad Reza Baneshi; Farzaneh Zolala; Maryam Zamanian; Nooshin Zarei; Mohammad Reza Heydari

Volume 12, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 18-24

Abstract
  Background: Network Scale Up (NSU) is applied in many settings to estimate the size of hidden populations.The visibility of alcohol consumption - as a hidden behavior - in Iran has not been yet set. Our aim is to estimatethe visibility factor (VF) of alcohol consumption in Iran which is an Islamic country ...  Read More

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4. The Psychometric Properties of the Drug Abuse Screening Test

Peymaneh Shirinbayan; Mahyar Salavati; Farin Soleimani; Ahmad Saeedi; Mohammad Asghari-Jafarabadi; Sahel Hemmati-Garakani; Roshanak Vameghi

Volume 12, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 25-33

Abstract
  Background: Substance abuse is a critical problem in most countries, especially in developing ones. Earlydetection is the pre-requisite of early control, for which reliable and valid tools are required. In the presentstudy, we aimed at measuring the psychometric properties of the 10-item Drug Abuse Screening ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Lead Contamination of Opium, Opium Tincture, and Methadone Oral Solution, in Iran

Mitra Rahimi; Mohammad Amin Eshraghi; Shahin Shadnia

Volume 12, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 34-39

Abstract
  Background: The present study is conducted with the aim to assess the lead contamination in opium tincture,methadone oral solution, and opium.Methods: 10 samples from each of the matters of opium tinctures, methadone oral solutions, and opium(provided by the Law Enforcement Force of the Islamic Republic ...  Read More

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6. Impact of Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarette Packs in Changing Smokers' Views and Habits: An Opinion Survey

Nismat Javed; Sikandar Saeed; Syed Muhammad Shah; Rabia Ali; Talha Kamran Khan; Saima Perwaiz Iqbal

Volume 12, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 40-45

Abstract
  Background: Smoking has become a major issue worldwide. With the advancement in technology, morevulnerable populations, such as teenagers, are also being harmed. One deterrent is the presence of graphiclabels on cigarette packs. With this rationale in mind, the objective of our study is to assess the ...  Read More

Review Article(s)
7. Consequences of Opioid Abuse and their Treatments in Persian Medicine: A Review Study

Mohadese Kamali; Haleh Tajadini; Mehrzad Mehrabani; Masoud Moghadari

Volume 12, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 46-57

Abstract
  Background: Drug addiction is a major health problem for modern human communities. The earliest historicalevidence of opium use can be found in the writings of Theophrastus in the 3rd century BC. Since then, opiumuse and abuse has spread to all corners of the world, specifically the Eastern countries. ...  Read More

Review Article(s)
8. Impact of Mobile Phone-Based Interventions on Methamphetamine Use and High-risk Sexual Behaviors in Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM): A Systematic Review

Arefeh Ameri; Sareh Keshvardoost; Kambiz Bahaadinbeigy

Volume 12, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 58-68

Abstract
  Background: Today, increased use of methamphetamine in homosexual men is associated with high-risk sexualbehaviors and (HIV) epidemic. Mobile phone-based interventions are an accessible and rapid method toprovide healthcare services to this population. This study aimed to systematically review the effects ...  Read More