Published by: Kowsar

Cardiologists' Knowledge and Attitudes About Methadone and Buprenorphine Maintenance Treatment: A Survey Study in Tehran, Iran

Arsia Taghva 1 , Farhad Amanolahi 1 , Alireza Khoshdel 2 , Mohammad Reza Kazemi 1 and Kamyab Alizadeh 2 , *
Authors Information
1 Disaster and Military Psychiatry Research Center, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Department of Epidemiology, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • Thrita: December 01, 2014, 3 (4); e20689
  • Published Online: October 26, 2014
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: May 26, 2014
  • Revised: August 25, 2014
  • Accepted: September 15, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/thrita.20689

To Cite: Taghva A, Amanolahi F, Khoshdel A, Kazemi M R, Alizadeh K. et al. Cardiologists' Knowledge and Attitudes About Methadone and Buprenorphine Maintenance Treatment: A Survey Study in Tehran, Iran, Thrita. 2014 ;3(4):e20689. doi: 10.5812/thrita.20689.

Copyright © 2014, Thrita. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License ( which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.
1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Materials and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
  • 1. Sadock BJ, Sadock VA, Sussman N. Kaplan and Sadock ́s pocket handbook of psychiatric drug treatment. 2005;
  • 2. Connock M, Juarez-Garcia A, Jowett S, Frew E, Liu Z, Taylor RJ, et al. Methadone and buprenorphine for the management of opioid dependence: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technol Assess. 2007; 11(9): 1-171[PubMed]
  • 3. Farnia M, Ebrahimi B, Shams A, Zamani S. Scaling up methadone maintenance treatment for opioid-dependent prisoners in Iran. Int J Drug Policy. 2010; 21(5): 422-4[DOI][PubMed]
  • 4. Noori R, Narenjiha H, Aghabakhshi H, Habibi G, Khoshkrood Mansoori B. Methadone maintenance therapy outcomes in Iran. Subst Use Misuse. 2012; 47(7): 767-73[DOI][PubMed]
  • 5. Giacomuzzi SM, Riemer Y, Ertl M, Kemmler G, Rossler H, Hinterhuber H, et al. Gender differences in health-related quality of life on admission to a maintenance treatment program. Eur Addict Res. 2005; 11(2): 69-75[DOI][PubMed]
  • 6. Xiao L, Wu Z, Luo W, Wei X. Quality of life of outpatients in methadone maintenance treatment clinics. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2010; 53 Suppl 1-20[DOI][PubMed]
  • 7. Lashkaripour K, Bakhshani NM, Sadjadi SA. Quality of life in patients on methadone maintenance treatment: a three-month assessment. J Pak Med Assoc. 2012; 62(10): 1003-7[PubMed]
  • 8. Sayyah M, Sharifi M, Rokni P. Comparison of General Well-being of Patients Undergoing Methadone Maintenance Therapy (MMT) with Patients Undergoing Naltrexone Therapy. Iran J Public Health. 2013; 42(2): 145-8[PubMed]
  • 9. Haigney MC. First, do no harm: QT interval screening in methadone maintenance treatment. J Addict Dis. 2011; 30(4): 309-12[DOI][PubMed]
  • 10. Leal MA, January CT. Handbook of Methadone Prescribing and Buprenorphine Therapy. 2013; : 51-8[DOI]
  • 11. McGillion J, Wanigaratne S, Feinmann C, Godden T, Byrne A. GPs' attitudes towards the treatment of drug misusers. Br J Gen Pract. 2000; 50(454): 385-6[PubMed]
  • 12. McKeown A, Matheson C, Bond C. A qualitative study of GPs' attitudes to drug misusers and drug misuse services in primary care. Fam Pract. 2003; 20(2): 120-5[PubMed]
  • 13. Krantz MJ, Rowan SB, Schmittner J, Bucher Bartelson B. Physician awareness of the cardiac effects of methadone: results of a national survey. J Addict Dis. 2007; 26(4): 79-85[DOI][PubMed]
  • 14. Shen YM, Lin SR, Chen CL, Huang TM, Huang YH, See LC, et al. The dual pathway of professional attitude among health care workers serving HIV/AIDS patients and drug users. AIDS Care. 2013; 25(3): 309-16[DOI][PubMed]
  • 15. Springer SA, Bruce RD. A pilot survey of attitudes and knowledge about opioid substitution therapy for HIV-infected prisoners. J Opioid Manag. 2008; 4(2): 81-6[PubMed]
  • 16. Caplehorn RM, Lumley TS, Irwig L, Saunders JB. Changing attitudes and beliefs of staff working in methadone maintenance programs. Aust N Z J Public Health. 1998; 22(4): 505-8[PubMed]
Creative Commons License Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License .

Search Relations:



Create Citiation Alert
via Google Reader

Readers' Comments