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Zahedan University of Medical Sciences

Opioid use in patients presenting with pain in Zahedan, Islamic Republic of Iran

(2004) Opioid use in patients presenting with pain in Zahedan, Islamic Republic of Iran. East Mediterr Health J. pp. 82-9. ISSN 1020-3397 (Print) 1020-3397

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To study the prevalence and factors associated with opioid use in pain, 480 consecutive patients with a chief complaint of pain were interviewed at 10 clinics in Zahedan. The data were analysed in relation to 18 possible associated factors. The prevalence of opioid use was 28.5 in patients presenting with pain. There was no significant relation between opioid use and chronic pain (> or = 6 months), but there was a relationship with the following 5 factors: previous opioid use by friends (72.9 versus 20.4 without friends using), occupation (58.5 private sector employees/self-employed versus 17.4 housewives), cigarette smoking (60.8 versus 21.8 not smoking), consultation for a psychological problem (38.3 versus 23.3 without), and death of a spouse (60.0 versus 26.1 without).

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Adult Analgesics, Opioid/*therapeutic use Case-Control Studies Causality Chronic Disease Cross-Sectional Studies Drug Utilization/statistics & numerical data Employment/statistics & numerical data Female Health Care Surveys Humans Iran/epidemiology Logistic Models Male Mental Disorders/complications Occupations/statistics & numerical data Opioid-Related Disorders/*epidemiology/etiology/psychology Pain/*drug therapy/psychology Prevalence Self Medication/psychology/*statistics & numerical data Smoking/psychology Socioeconomic Factors Surveys and Questionnaires
Page Range: pp. 82-9
Journal or Publication Title: East Mediterr Health J
Journal Index: Pubmed
Volume: 10
Number: 1-2
ISSN: 1020-3397 (Print) 1020-3397
Depositing User: خانم مهدیه رضائی پور

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