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STUDY OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ITS RELATION WITH QUALITY OF LIFE IN ADDICTS

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  207-214

Abstract

 Introduction: Because of the progressive nature of ADDICTION in all aspects of life, it influences the health of society individuals and has bad effects on psychological, physical, social, emotional, spiritual and cognitive health. In order to investigate MENTAL HEALTH and the QUALITY OF LIFE of addicts referring to ADDICTION centers in Golestan province, this research was done. Methods: A total of 322 patients were selected from the ADDICTION census centers of the province during 2009 and studied in a descriptive cross-sectional analysis. The data included a questionnaire about demographic characteristics and two questionnaires contained the MENTAL HEALTH (MHC) and the QUALITY OF LIFE (SF17) variables. Results: Of the total, 52 percent reported their MENTAL HEALTH to be somewhat favorable and 17 percent reported favorable. On the other hand, 53 percent reported somewhat favorable QUALITY OF LIFE and 8 percent had a desirable QUALITY OF LIFE. There was significant relationship between MENTAL HEALTH and QUALITY OF LIFE. MENTAL HEALTH was significantly related to sex and type of material consumption, while QUALITY OF LIFE was significantly related to job and type of material consumed. Conclusion: Many addicts can’t give up ADDICTION and repeatedly refer to centers. But care team members can identify common characteristics, personality traits and support systems for promoting MENTAL HEALTH and the quality of addict’s life which facilitate prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.

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