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Esfahani Z, Mirkazemi R, Barati-sedeh F, Roshan pajouh M, Vatanparast A, Moaddeb K, et al . Evaluation of Mentorship Approach to Improve the Quality of Community-Based Interventions (CBI) for Drug Abuse Prevention in Iran. refahj. 2020; 19 (75) :321-345
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Introduction: Introduction: Community based participatory interventions (CBPIs) could results in reducing health inequity and empowering people at the local level. CBPI for drug abuse prevention was one of the prominent initiatives of the State Welfare Organization in Iran.
Method: The research design of the study was prospective interventional trial, and it was conducted from July 2017 to May 2018 in seven different provinces of Iran namely Tehran, West Azerbaijan, Booshehr, Kerman, Sistan and Balouchestan, Hormozgan and Ilam provinces. Fifteen CBPIs teams were selected in each province (105 teams) as intervention groups and equal number of teams was selected as control groups (105 teams).
Findings: Totally 113 teams as intervention group and 75 teams as control group participated in the study. 178 teams were from urban areas and 47 teams were from rural areas. The result of the study showed that there was no significant difference in any of the baseline data related to CBPIs work experience, number of training coursed passed by the facilitator, facilitator being resident of the local community, and the time span from the formation of the team between the case and the control groups (P>0.05).
Discussion: The results of this study showed that the mentorship program was effective in promoting the quality of CBPI activities in Iran.
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Received: 2018/12/11 | Accepted: 2019/12/11 | Published: 2020/05/24

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