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Esmaeili I, Tavakkoli M, Ghiasi M, Hekmat-Pour A, Farhadi M H. The Study of Effectiveness of Life Skills Training on Attitude Change towards Drugs among Conscripts in Tehran Prisons. Archives of Rehabilitation. 2012; 12 :21-26
URL: http://rehabilitationj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-805-en.html

1- MD-MPH Substance Abuse and Dependency Research Center, University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , iesmaili@yahoo.com
2- MS of Health care mangement Shahid Behshti Medical sciences
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Objective: Since in countries like Iran where drug abuse rate is high، this can be troublesome in working environments and barracks. Thus this study aimed to assess the effectiveness of life skills teachings on attitude change towards drugs among conscripts in Tehran prisons 2010.

Materials & Methods: According to the objectives data collection method this study is both practical and experimental in which there is a case group and two control groups. A demographic questionnaire and Attitude assessing checklist containg 10 dimention were used in this study.

Results: The selected conscripts were put in three groups: training group (n=65)، inner control group (n=64) and outer control group (n=67). The comparison of the three groups indicated that: general attitude towards addiction (P=0.001), attitude towards drugs (P=0.001), attitude towards drug abuse reason (P=0.001), attitude towards the personality of the addict person (P=0.004), public attitude towards addiction (P=0.001), attitude towards detoxification (P=0.001), attitude towards escape from addiction (P=0.011), attitude towards addiction as a solution in life (P=0.007) has been changed and it is statistically significant.

Conclusion: According to the results of the present study، intervention and teaching life skills affects the conscripts attitude، and can play important role in reducing drug abuse in the society.

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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: General
Received: 23/04/2011 | Accepted: 28/04/2013 | Published: 28/04/2013

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