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Is opioid dependency related to coping strategies?

Taziki, S. and Saghafi, S. and Mousavi, S. and Modanloo, M. and Behnampour, N. (2015) Is opioid dependency related to coping strategies? African Journal of Psychiatry (South Africa), 18 (1).

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Using opioid for recreational purposes has a very long history in Iran. Social influence is a useful framework in understanding how the social environment affects the individual's behavioral choices to use drugs. We compared opioid dependents (n=149) with controls (n=221) on measures of coping strategies using the Jalowiec Coping Scale and some socioeconomic factors. The differences in 10 of 15 coping strategies were significant in the study groups (P<0.05). Although, the combined score of problem-oriented and affective-oriented items did not show any significant difference between the two groups. There was a significant relation between opioid dependence with smoking cigarettes (P<0.001), lower education (P=0.002), being employed (P<0.001), having children (P<0.001), and being married (P<0.001). Educational programs to improve problem solving and coping skills can be helpful to reduce the rate of dependency to opioid and smoking cigarettes. © 2015, Sadeghali Taziki, et al.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: opiate, adult; Article; case control study; controlled study; coping behavior; education; employment; human; Jalowiec Coping Scale; major clinical study; male; marriage; opiate addiction; problem solving; scoring system; smoking; socioeconomics; substance abuse
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2016 05:12
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2017 05:52
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4704

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