Opioid use in patients presenting with pain in Zahedan, Islamic Republic of Iran
AbstractTo 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 [>/= 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]
Rahimi Movaghar, V., Rakhshani, F., Mohammadi, M. & Rahimi Movaghar, A. (2004). Opioid use in patients presenting with pain in Zahedan, Islamic Republic of Iran. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119385
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 10 (1-2), 82-89, 2004
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