Volume 9, Issue 14 (2-2014)                   HSR 2014, 9(14): 1849-57 | Back to browse issues page

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Fazel Zinat Motlagh, Seyyed Nasrollah Hosseini, Gholamreza Sharifirad, Touraj Ahmadi Jouybari, Abbas Aghaei, Mari Ataee et al . Attitude and Persuasive Subjective Norms on retention in Methadone Treatment Maintenance. HSR 2014; 9 (14) :1849-57
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1- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran
2- Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran
3- Professor, Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
4- Substance Abuse Prevention Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
5- Substance Abuse Prevention Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran (Corresponding Author) Email: mariataee@yahoo.com
6- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
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Background: The Retention rates are important factors in methadone maintenance treatment. This study was performed with aims to determine the attitude and subjective norms in Methadone Treatment Maintenance among Kohgilouyeh and Boyer Ahmad’s province addict who referred addiction treatment centers. Methods: This research was a cross-sectional study that done among men’s addicted who are receiving methadone maintenance therapy referred to addiction treatment centers. Sampling was in systematic proportional method among addiction treatment centers in each of the cities. Questioner by referred to addiction centers selected men’s addicted in randomly. Data were analyzed by SPSS-21. Findings: Mean age of participants was 33.58±8.94 with range 16 to 53 years. Among attitude structure’s questions respectively, reduce of harm reduction drugs on health, better communicate with people around and reduce the cost of living, and among subjective norms structure’s questions, family approved and number of friends involved in methadone treatment had achieved the highest score average. Conclusions: It seems, increase in beliefs such as harm reduction, reduce the cost of living and improve relationships and effect of family and friends support can be effective for retention on methadone maintenance therapy among addicts.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: education health and promotion
Received: 2020/07/16 | Accepted: 2014/02/15 | Published: 2014/02/15

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