Therapeutic procedure of admitted cases in therapeutic community center in Bandar Abbas, 2002-2003


Firouzeh Derakhshanpoor 1 , * , Marziyeh Parsaeinia 2 , Faezeh Shekari 2

1 Psychiatrist, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Psychologist.

How to Cite: Derakhshanpoor F, Parsaeinia M, Shekari F. Therapeutic procedure of admitted cases in therapeutic community center in Bandar Abbas, 2002-2003, Hormozgan Med J. 2005 ; 9(2):e90309.


Hormozgan Medical Journal: 9 (2); e90309
Published Online: August 24, 2005
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 25, 2004
Accepted: August 24, 2005


Introduction: Studying system of curing admitted people at Bandar Abbas
Therapeutic Community (TC) from 2002 to 2003 and determining the effective
factors in quitting. Relapse and recovery of these people are the goals of this
Methods: The samples were 176 people who were accepted in the early days the
center opened in 1381 and either completed the program or gave it up.
Here three questionnaires were used including ASI, short form and a researcher
made questionnaire to study some of the residents. In order to analyze the
collected information,x2,t-test and analysis of variance were used.
Results: Of 176 samples, 58 completed the program and left the center, 71 gave
up the treatment, 9 were not approved and 23 clients were fired from the center.
Among the 58 clients who left the program successfully, 39 are still clean that is
67%. The useful and effective method of treatment here left significant impacts
on personal changes of the residents and the analysis of variance analyze done on
zero-sixth and twelfth months of client’s ASI in every filed except medical and
vocational, identified positive changes.
A meaningful contrast could be seen only in statutory situation (p<0.05),
comparing the two groups, the one who left the center successfully and the one
who quitted. The most important element for people to apply to the center has
been interested in treatment.
Conclusion: TC treatment method is complicated and hard but this research
demonstrates the therapeutic outcomes to be satisfactory. In order to uphold this
method more for Iran and its compatibility with the cultural and original
conditions of the country further investigation must be done to compare it with
other methods of treatment.



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