COMPARISON OF QUALITY OF LIFE BETWEEN OPIOID DEPENDENTS WHO REFERRED TO YASUJ ADDICTION CLINICS AND THE CONTROL GROUP

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Nazir Hashemimohammadabad
Ali Mohammadi

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addict, quality of life, opioid dependence

Abstract

Introduction: Addiction is a kind of physical- spiritual and mental illness that endangers the health of the individual, family and society, because of its progressive essence in life. This long term and chronic disorder as a type of crisis for addicts can lead to a reduced quality of life physically and mentally. This research compares the life conditions and quality in both addict and control groups.


Material and methods: This cross-sectional study selected 100 addicts among persons who have referred to Yasuj addiction clinics and 101 non- addicts, as those accompanying patients who have referred to the emergency center of Shahid Beheshti hospital of Yasuj. We used SF-36 questionnaire with 36 questions in order to examine the quality of life. The information of the questionnaire was analyzed and examined with SPSS software.


Results: The findings showed a significant (meaningful) difference between addict and control groups in their quality of life. The quality of life of substance users was significantly lower than nonusers in all areas of life.


Conclusion: The results showed that addiction led to a decreased quality of life in different physical and spiritual dimensions.

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