Sonali Jhanjee

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In recent years, there has been significant progress and expansion in the development of evidence-based psychosocial treatments for substance abuse and dependence. A literature review was undertaken using the several electronic databases (PubMed, Cochrane Database of systemic reviews and specific journals, which pertain to psychosocial issues in addictive(More)
Self-reported drug use is a principle measure in the evaluation of treatment outcome. As there have been concerns about the accuracy of self-reporting, it is necessary to establish its validity by an objective method. The aim of the study was to examine the concordance between urinary cotinine concentrations and self-reported tobacco use among drug(More)
INTRODUCTION The rate of smokeless tobacco use in India is 20%; its use causes serious health problems, and no trial has assessed behavioral or pharmacological treatments for this public health concern. This trial evaluated varenicline for treating smokeless tobacco dependence in India. METHODS This was a double-blind placebo-controlled randomized trial(More)
INTRODUCTION The Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND) is a widely used six-item questionnaire, which has often been used as a measure of physical dependence on nicotine. METHODS The performance of the FTND was explored in an Indian sample of 75 daily smokers with histories of polysubstance use attending the Tobacco Cessation Clinic at National(More)
The validity of self-reported tobacco use is often questioned given the potential for underestimation of use. This study used data from a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of varenicline for smokeless tobacco dependence in India to evaluate the accuracy of self-reported smokeless tobacco cessation using biochemical validation procedures and to(More)
Drug use remains endemic among the incarcerated populations. There are especially strong links between between opioid use and crime. Several models have been proposed to explain the complex nature of this relationship. Various factors e.g. street culture and socio-demographic profile may modify the relationship between opioid use and crime. The article will(More)
AIM The study aimed to assess the efficacy of providing brief intervention (BI) for women tobacco users in a community-based setting. METHODS In this open-labeled randomized study, a representative sample of women (n = 100) from a community in East Delhi were screened using Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test. Eligible women were(More)