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Prevalence of Smoking and Provision of Smoking Cessation Advice during Hospitalization.
Najeeb, Noor; Halawani, Muruj; McElvaney, Noel G; Doyle, Frank
<p>The original article is available at <a href="http://imj.ie/">www.imj.ie</a></p> <p><strong>Aim</strong> We aimed to determine the prevalence of smoking and smoking cessation advice received by inpatients in Beaumont Hospital and compared results to previous similar studies.</p> <p><strong>Method</strong> Cross-sectional survey where we interviewed eligible in-patients over a two-week period.</p> <p><strong>Results</strong> 14.8% (30/203) of participants were current smokers, which is lower than the smoking prevalence found by previous studies. The rate of cessation advice delivery was 53.3% (16/30). An increasing socioeconomic gap between smokers and non-smokers over time was found.</p> <p><strong>Discussion</strong> There remains limited provision of smoking cessation advice to inpatients.</p>
Keyword(s): Smoking Cessation Advice; Hospitalzation.; Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication Date:
2018
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Institution: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Citation(s): Najeeb N, Halawani M, McElvaney NG, Doyle F. Prevalence of Smoking and Provision of Smoking Cessation Advice during Hospitalization. Irish Medical Journal. 2018;111(9):821.
Publisher(s): Irish Medical Organisation
File Format(s): application/pdf
Related Link(s): http://epubs.rcsi.ie/medart/85
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