Volume 20, Issue 78 (7-2011)                   jour guilan uni med sci 2011, 20(78): 76-83 | Back to browse issues page

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Khalatbari J, Bazarganiyan N. Comparison the Depression, Anxiety and Stress in Intravenous Drug Abusers, with and without HIV/ AIDS. jour guilan uni med sci. 2011; 20 (78) :76-83
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Guilan University of Medical Sciences
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Abstract Introduction: Intravenous (IV) drug abusers are at risk of HIV/AIDS because of their high risk behavior such as using shared syringes. This people suffered from psychological problems, but didn’t pay attention to progress of prevent, control the disease and take care of them. We studied the relation between, anxiety and stress of this groups with and without HIV/AIDS. Objective: To compare the depression, anxiety and stress in IV drug abusers, with and without HIV/ AIDS. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 30 samples with history of Intravenous drug use, and 30 samples with HIV/ AIDS disease were randomly selected and evaluated by the depression, anxiety and stress scale. Data was analyzed by Manova and SPSS Ver.16.Results: The findings showed that there was no significant difference between IDUs groups with and without HIV/AIDS (P <0/001).Conclusion: Intravenous drug users is associated with psychological problems, High percentage of people with HIV/ AIDS have a history of injecting drug, According to the results, treatment of addiction is very important in this group so suggested to create comprehensive planning and new insights demands.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/11/10 | Accepted: 2013/11/10 | Published: 2013/11/10

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