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Evaluating the relationship between the severity of chronic diseases and the severity of drug use in elderly referred to addiction treatment clinics

Author: ABDOLMOTALLEB HASANI, MEHDI GHASEMZADEH BARIKI, SEYED JALIL SEYEDI-ANDI, MOHAMMAD SABERI
Abstract: Due to certain conditions that occur with aging in the elderly, such as neurotic distress, distrust, and aggression, they resort to substance abuse to alleviate and relieve the symptoms mentioned. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the severity of chronic disease and the severity of drug use in the elderly referred to addiction treatment clinics. In this descriptive-analytical correlational study, 200 elderly patients referred to addiction treatment clinics in Amol city were selected by multistage cluster sampling. Data were collected using the Charlson Comorbidity Questionnaire (1987), which measures the severity of diseases. In this scale, diseases are weighted on a scale from 1 to 6, and the sum of the criteria scores is assigned. Data were analyzed by a regression test using SPSS 21 software. In the present study, the average consumption of substances similar to opium, tobacco products, and alcoholic beverages was higher than other substances. There was a significant relationship between some demographic characteristics and severity of drug use and between disease type and severity of drug use. Therefore, it is recommended that appropriate support programs be implemented in different aspects of elderly life.
Keyword: severity of chronic disease, drug use, elderly, quitting the addiction
DOI: https://doi.org/10.31838/ijpr/2020.12.03.077
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