Payam Roshanfekr

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Methods This study includes two phases. Phase one: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 280 female sex workers in various urban areas in Tehran. During the survey a 114 item researcher designed questionnaire was used. The validity and reliability of questionnaire was assessed during a pilot study. Phase two: Following the quantitative survey a(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE Globally, children who work and live on the streets are at higher risk of undesired behavioral health outcomes, including increased drug use and abuse. Considering the rapid growth of this population in Iran and the lack of program planning that is partly due to a scarcity of research-based information, this study was conducted in(More)
BACKGROUND Starting in 1990 many programs were initiated to prevent and control the spread of HIV/AIDS in prisons in accordance with the policies of the Ministry of Health. This study attempts to evaluate the effectiveness of harm reduction programs vis-à-vis drug abuse and dependency in 7 prisons in Iran. METHODS The methodology used is Before-After(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in performing research on drug use and sex work among at-risk women. Although there is a well-documented literature of the initial reasons associated with drug use and sex work among women, there is, however, a paucity of information in this area in Iran. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to(More)
BACKGROUND Community-based health programs (CBHPs) with participatory approaches has been recognized as an important tool in health promotion. The goal of this study was to understand the nature of participation practice in CBHP and to use the data to advocate for more participation-friendly policies in the community, academy and funding organizations. (More)
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