Predictors of Smoking Cessation Behaviour Of Health Professionals in Mangalore City

Shetty, AS and Sajjad, Salman and Jetti, Raghu (2017) Predictors of Smoking Cessation Behaviour Of Health Professionals in Mangalore City. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 8 (4). pp. 146-151. ISSN 0975-8585

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Abstract|ملخص البحث

Medical practitioners play a leading role in prevention of tobacco usage in community, and also in development of public health policy. Unfortunately health professionals also become addicts of smoking; work load; boredom and tension are the major reasons for smoking among health professionals. A cohort of health professionals (n=378) of all the Medical and Dental colleges of Mangalore, were given questionnaire that included the Fagerström test for nicotine dependence, and the data was analysed using statistical tests and models. There was a significant difference in the mean age between those who had intension to quit. Significant association was found between nicotine dependence and intention to quit smoking. Participants who did not find it difficult to refrain from smoking in public places, had high intention to quit smoking. Participants who’d hate to give up cigarettes at any time had high intention to quit smoking; participants, who smoked 10 or less cigarettes per day, had high intention to quit smoking. The Fagerström test for nicotine dependence score seems to be a powerful tool for predicting smoking cessation behaviour, based on this effective cessation programs must be promoted to eradicate the problem of tobacco use among health professionals.

Item Type|تصنيف النتاج العلمي: Article| منشور علمي
Subjects | مجال موضوع النشر: Public Health
Rehabilitation science
Divisions | الكلية: College of Applied Medical Sciences > Rehabilitation science
Depositing User: RAGHU jetti
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2018 12:13
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2018 12:13
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/3353

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