Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Original Article
1. Information Needs of Addicted Individuals: A Qualitative Case Study

Maryam Eslami-Jahromi; Sareh Keshvardoost; Roghayeh Ershad-Sarabi; Kambiz Bahaadinbeigy

Volume 13, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, Pages 138-47

Abstract
  Background: The purpose of this study was to investigate the information needs of addicts from the perspective of addicts. By identifying the experiences of the individuals involved in addiction and assessing the information they need, targeted educational interventions can be provided to meet their ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Impact of Chronic Alcohol and Opioid Dependence on Biochemical Parameters: A Retrospective Case Control Study from a Tertiary Care Treatment Center in North India

Rizwana Quraishi; Siddharth Sarkar; Raka Jain

Volume 13, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, Pages 148-55

Abstract
  Background: Assessment of biochemical parameters can help in the comprehensive management of patients with substance use disorders (SUDs). The aim of this study was to analyse the biochemical parameters of patients with alcohol and opioid dependence at an addiction treatment facility. Methods: This ...  Read More

Original Article(s)
3. Oral Health Determinants among Opium Users in Kerman, Iran

Amir Hossein Nekouei; Sina Kakooei; Hamid Najafipour; Shahla Kakoei

Volume 13, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, Pages 156-64

Abstract
  Background: Promoting oral health is a complicated issue among drug abusers and opium is the most frequent drug abused in Iran. This study aims to find the oral health determinants of opium users in Kerman, Iran. Methods: This cross-sectional study was a part of the second phase of Kerman coronary artery ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Prevalence of Respiratory Disorders during Sleep among Subjects of Methadone Maintenance Therapy Program

Ali Talaei; Fahimeh Afzaljavan; Shabnam Niroumand; Raheleh Nejati

Volume 13, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, Pages 176-84

Abstract
  Background: Respiratory disorders during sleep are considered a health problem affecting the life quality. There is some evidence indicating the higher prevalence of apnea in substance-dependent patients. However, there is no information on the prevalence of the disease in people under methadone maintenance ...  Read More