Comparison between agreeableness trait of personality and spiritual health of the addicts living in community treatment centers (TC) and under methadone treatment addicts in Ahvaz, Iran

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Farzad Karimnejad 1 , * , Gholamhossein Maktabi 2 , Mohammad Vatankhah 1 , Aliasghar Firoozy 1 , Hani Rahimi 1

1 Student of Clinical Psychology, Ahvaz University of Shahid Chamran, Ahvaz, Iran.

2 Assisstant Professor Department of Psychology, Ahvaz University of Shahid Chamran, Ahvaz, Iran.

How to Cite: Karimnejad F, Maktabi G, Vatankhah M, Firoozy A, Rahimi H. Comparison between agreeableness trait of personality and spiritual health of the addicts living in community treatment centers (TC) and under methadone treatment addicts in Ahvaz, Iran, Hormozgan Med J. 2014 ; 18(1):e87852.

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Hormozgan Medical Journal: 18 (1); e87852
Published Online: October 02, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 06, 2012
Accepted: October 02, 2012

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Abstract

Introduction: The purpose of this study was to compare agreeableness trait and spiritual health of the addicts living in a community treatment center circuit (TC) and addicts under methadone treatment in Ahvaz.
Methods: In this comparative study, the study population consisted of patients referred to outpatient clinics and welfare of people living in boarding centers. A cluster sampling method was used for sample selection. Out of centers, under Behzisti coverage, one community treatment center and 5 outpatient clinics. For addiction treatment were selected randomly. From these centers 100 patient were selected for the study. MANOVA was used for statistical analysis. NEO personality (scale compatibility) and Ellison and Palvtzyn is spiritual health questionnaires were used for data collection. Results: Results show that there are sigfnificant differences in component compatibility and spiritual health mean scores of drug addicts living in community treatment circuits and addicts under methadone treatment (P<0.0001).
Conclusion: It seems that living in community treatment centers will tend to increase in their hope and vitality. Living in these centers make them more positive and increase their motivation for treatment contoinuing.

Keywords

Adaptation – Methadone - Treatment – Ahvaz - Living in the Community Center Circuit (TC)

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