Investigating the educational needs of addiction practitioners in Mashhad city

Sadeghi Bimargh, Mohammad and Yavari, Mehri and Emadzadeh, Ali and Sharifan, Fatemeh and Borhani Moghani, Mahdieh (2018) Investigating the educational needs of addiction practitioners in Mashhad city. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 21 (1). pp. 63-72.

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Introduction: The concept of need is one of the most widely used terms in various social sciences. One of these needs in terms of science and education is educational need. This research conducted to investigate the educational needs of addiction practitioners (physicians and psychologists) in Mashhad city. Methods: In this descriptive study, 100 addiction practitioners (physicians and psychologists) working in hospitals and addiction treatment centers in Mashhad in 2017 were selected randomly. The research tool was a 27-items researcher-made questionnaire. Data were analyzed by SPSS software version 16 and descriptive and inferential tests such as Friedman test and T test. Results: According to the results, 54.6 of the participants were physicians and 45.4 were psychologists. The most common educational needs of participants were "Risk Assessment Knowledge and Identification of Psychiatric and Addiction Emergencies" with 4.2, and the minimum training need was "Knowledge of Traditional Medicine, Recognition and Use of Herbal Drugs for Substance Abuse Treatment" with 3.22. The first educational need of physicians was "Knowledge about the Pharmacology of Maintenance and Withdrawal Medicines" with 18.65 and the first need for psychologists "The Skills of Conducting Interviews and Psychological counseling for the Family of Patients with Substance Abuse" with 18.33. Conclusion: The comparison of the mean of educational needs scores showed that at the descriptive level, the educational needs of physicians did not differ significantly with the educational needs of psychologists, but prioritizing the educational needs of physicians and psychologists is different.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Addiction,Educational needs,Practitioner
Subjects: WA Public Health
WM Psychiatry
WY Nursing
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2019 05:28
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 05:28

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