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Karimnejad F, Maktabi G, Vatankhah M, Firoozy A 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. hmj. 2014; 18 (1) :75-83
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Clinical Psychology
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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)
Citation: 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 Medical Journal 2014;18(1):75-83.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2014/03/8 | Accepted: 2014/03/8 | Published: 2014/03/8

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