Selective attention and drug related attention bias in methadone maintenance patients

Nejati, M. and Nejati, V. and Mohammadi, M.R. (2011) Selective attention and drug related attention bias in methadone maintenance patients. Acta Medica Iranica, 49 (12). pp. 814-817.

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One of the main problems of the drug abusers is drug related attention bias, which causes craving, and as a result drive the drug abusers to take narcotics. Methadone is used as a maintenance treatment for drug abusers. The purpose of this study is evaluation of the effect of Methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) on selective attention and drug related attention bias. This study investigated drug cue-related attention bias and selective attention in 16 methadone-maintained patients before and 45 days after methadone therapy period. Stroop color-word test and addiction Stroop test were used as measurement methods. Results show less reaction time and higher accuracy in Color-Word Stroop Test after MMT and less delay for addict related word in addiction Stroop test. It is concluded that methadone can improve selective attention capability and reduce drug related attention bias. © 2011 Tehran University of Medical Sciences. All rights reserved.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: methadone, accuracy; Addiction Stroop test; adult; article; association; attention disturbance; drug dependence; drug effect; drug indication; drug related attention bias; female; human; maintenance therapy; major clinical study; male; outcome assessment; response time; selective attention; Stroop test; treatment duration; treatment outcome, Adult; Attention; Bias (Epidemiology); Humans; Male; Methadone; Opioid-Related Disorders
Subjects: Medical Laboratory Technology
Divisions: Faculty of Para medicine > Department of Management Laboratory Sciences
Depositing User: editor . 2
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2017 09:44
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2017 13:45

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