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:: Volume 19, Issue 4 (winter 2009) ::
MEDICAL SCIENCES 2009, 19(4): 246-255 Back to browse issues page
Stage-based interventions for drug abuse prevention among petrochemical workers in assaluyeh
Mohamad Moradi , Alireza Hidarnia 1, Gholamreza Babaei , Mehdi Jahangiri
1- , hidarnia@modares.ac.ir
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Background: Educational program for drug abuse prevention should emphasize on trans-theoretical model (TTM). This study was designed to survey effects of TTM in substance abuse prevention among petrochemical workers in Iran.
Materials and Methods: This randomized clinical trial was done on 181 workers of petrochemical company in Assaluyeh. Education program was prepared according to resistance skills, decisional balance, processes of change (cognitive & behavior), self esteem, self-efficacy and life skills. Intervention group received educational program by lecture and group discussion about principles of TTM. Intervention and control groups was compared before and 5 month after intervention. Intervention group received educational package, including posters and pamphlets, within 5 months.
Results: Educational activities had significant impact on awareness of substance abuse, risk factors and protective factors, self efficacy, decisional balance for apply resistance skills contain pros and cons, attitude and also processes of change on resistance skills in cognitive and behavioral domain, while there found no significant changes in control group.
Conclusion: According to positive effects of TTM as a educational program for drug abuse prevention, application of this model recommended in prevention of drug abuse among industrial workers.
Keywords: Petrochemical workers, substance abuse, Prevention, Trans-theoretical model
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Subject: Epidemiology
Received: 2006/09/6 | Published: 2009/12/15
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Moradi M, Hidarnia A, Babaei G, Jahangiri M. Stage-based interventions for drug abuse prevention among petrochemical workers in assaluyeh. MEDICAL SCIENCES 2009; 19 (4) :246-255
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Volume 19, Issue 4 (winter 2009) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه علوم پزشکی دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد پزشکی تهران Medical Science Journal of Islamic Azad Univesity - Tehran Medical Branch
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