International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction

Published by: Kowsar

Reliability and Validity of the Persian Version of Amphetamine Cessation Symptom Assessment (ACSA) Questionnaire in Iran

Yousef Khani 1 , Saharnaz Nedjat 2 , Mahshid Mojtahedzadeh Faghihi 3 , Abolfazl Mollajan 1 and Shahnaz Rimaz 4 , *
Authors Information
1 Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, IR Iran
2 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, IR Iran
3 Department of Clinical Psychology, Kharazmi University, Karaj, IR Iran
4 Radiation Biology Research Center, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction: September 2017, 6 (3); e60999
  • Published Online: September 5, 2017
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: July 27, 2015
  • Revised: March 27, 2016
  • Accepted: December 6, 2016
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijhrba.60999

To Cite: Khani Y, Nedjat S, Mojtahedzadeh Faghihi M, Mollajan A, Rimaz S. Reliability and Validity of the Persian Version of Amphetamine Cessation Symptom Assessment (ACSA) Questionnaire in Iran, Int J High Risk Behav Addict. 2017 ; 6(3):e60999. doi: 10.5812/ijhrba.60999.

Copyright © 2017, International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License ( which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.
1. Background
2. Patients and Methods
3. Results
4. Discussion
  • 1. Costa e Silva JA. Evidence-based analysis of the worldwide abuse of licit and illicit drugs. Hum Psychopharmacol. 2002; 17(3): 131-40[DOI][PubMed]
  • 2. World Drug Report. 2014;
  • 3. Mohamadi K. Survey the changing pattern of drug use than the traditional (low risk) to industrial(high risk) of Iran. The Second Conference of Social and Culture Pathologies. 2010;
  • 4. Moharreri MR. General View of Drug Abuse in Iran and a One-Year Report of Outpatient Treatment of Opiate Addiction in the City of Shiraz. NIDA research monograph. 1978; 19: 69-81
  • 5. Mokri A. Brief overview of the status of drug abuse in Iran. Arch Iranian Med. 2002; 5(3): 184-90
  • 6. Narenjiha H, Rafiey H, Baghestani AH. Rapid situation assessment of drug abuse and drug dependence in Iran. 2005;
  • 7. Barooni S, Mehrdad R, Akbari E. A survey of Ecstasy use among 15-25 year-olds in five areas of Tehran. Tehran Univ Med J TUMS Pub. 2008; 65(11): 49-54
  • 8. Moasheri N, Miri M, Moghadam HRM, Eslami MR. A Study of Birjand University students' knowledge and attitude towards taking Ecstasy pills. J Birjand Univ Med Sci. 2006; 13(4): 9-15
  • 9. Mohtasham-Amiri Z, Jafari-Shakib A, Khalili-Moosavi A. Prevalence and factors associated with Ecstasy use among college undergraduates in north of Iran-2005. Asian J Psychiatr. 2011; 4(1): 31-4[DOI][PubMed]
  • 10. Barati M, Allahverdipour H, Jalilian F. Prevalence and predictive factors of psychoactive and hallucinogenic substance abuse among college students. J Fund Ment Health. 2012; 13(4): 374-83
  • 11. Nadery S, Sefatian S, Binazadeh M. Comprehensive textbook of addiction treatment. 2008; 1
  • 12. Jenner L, McKetin R. Prevalence and patterns of psychostimulant use. Models of intervention and care for psychostimulant users. 2nd ed. National Drug Strategy Monograph Series. 2004;
  • 13. McGregor C, Srisurapanont M, Mitchell A, Longo MC, Cahill S, White JM. Psychometric evaluation of the Amphetamine Cessation Symptom Assessment. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2008; 34(4): 443-9[DOI][PubMed]
  • 14. Angrist B, Sudilovsky A. Stimulants. 1978; : 99-165
  • 15. Cantwell B, McBride AJ. Self detoxication by amphetamine dependent patients: a pilot study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 1998; 49(2): 157-63[PubMed]
  • 16. Monroe RR, Drell HJ. Oral use of stimulants obtained from inhalers. J Am Med Assoc. 1947; 135(14): 909-15[PubMed]
  • 17. Hawks D, Mitcheson M, Ogborne A, Edwards G. Abuse of methylamphetamine. Br Med J. 1969; 2(5659): 715-21[PubMed]
  • 18. Newton TF, Kalechstein AD, Duran S, Vansluis N, Ling W. Methamphetamine abstinence syndrome: preliminary findings. Am J Addict. 2004; 13(3): 248-55[DOI][PubMed]
  • 19. Schuckit MA, Smith TL, Daeppen JB, Eng M, Li TK, Hesselbrock VM, et al. Clinical relevance of the distinction between alcohol dependence with and without a physiological component. Am J Psychiatry. 1998; 155(6): 733-40[DOI][PubMed]
  • 20. Srisurapanont M, Jarusuraisin N, Jittiwutikan J. Amphetamine withdrawal: I. Reliability, validity and factor structure of a measure. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 1999; 33(1): 89-93[DOI][PubMed]
  • 21. Churchill AC, Burgess PM, Pead J, Gill T. Measurement of the severity of amphetamine dependence. Addiction. 1993; 88(10): 1335-40[PubMed]
  • 22. Kampman KM, Volpicelli JR, McGinnis DE, Alterman AI, Weinrieb RM, D'Angelo L, et al. Reliability and validity of the Cocaine Selective Severity Assessment. Addict Behav. 1998; 23(4): 449-61[PubMed]
  • 23. Process of translation and adaptation of instruments. 2010;
  • 24. Plichta SB, Kelvin EA, Munro BH. Munro's statistical methods for health care research. 2013;
  • 25. Waltz CF, Strickland OL, Lenz ER. Measurement in nursing and health research. 2010;
  • 26. Alavi SS, Jannatifard F, Eslami MR, Rezapour H. Survey on validity and reliability of diagnostic questionnaire of internet addiction disorder in students users. Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2011; 13(7): 34-8
  • 27. Hillen MA, Butow PN, Tattersall MH, Hruby G, Boyle FM, Vardy J, et al. Validation of the English version of the Trust in Oncologist Scale (TiOS). Patient Educ Couns. 2013; 91(1): 25-8[DOI][PubMed]
  • 28. Michaeli Manee F. Internal consistency and confirmatory factor analysis of Wells and Davis Thought control questionnaire. Iran J Psychiatr Clin Psychol. 2011; 16(4): 468-78
  • 29. Polit DF, Beck CT. Essentials of nursing research. 2013;
Creative Commons License Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License .

Search Relations:



Create Citiation Alert
via Google Reader

Readers' Comments