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2012 (EN)
Opinions of clinical nurses-regular smokers (EN)

Γκεσούλη - Βολτυράκη, Ευτυχία (EL)
Ρίζου, Βικτώρια (EL)
Φούκα, Γεωργία Α. (EL)
Κολοφωτιά, Παναγιώτα (EL)
Κεραμιανάκη, Μαρία (EL)

Καραπούλιος, Δημήτριος (EL)
Τεχνολογικό Εκπαιδευτικό Ίδρυμα Αθήνας.Σχολή Επαγγελμάτων Υγείας και Πρόνοιας. Τμήμα Νοσηλευτικής (EL)
Καλεμικεράκης, Ιωάννης (EL)

Background: Greece maintains one of the highest rates of smoking globally, especially among health professionals. Smoking is considered a chronic relapsing condition, whose treatment is often difficult. Aim: The aim of the present study was to investigate the intention of quit smoking among clinical nurses-regular smokers in primary and secondary health care settings. Material and method: The sample of the study consisted of 252 clinical nurses -all regular smokers- selected among 470 nurses working in the hospitals included in the study. A questionnaire with closed type questions was used to assess the intention to seek for medical help and quit smoking. The level of statistical significance was set at p = 0.05. Results: Smokers ratio in the study sample was 252/470 (53.6%). Women account for 71.8% of the sample. Mean age of participants was 37.90±10.4 yrs. 43.4% had tried at least once to quit smoking, while 14.2% was decisively oriented towards smoking cessation. The majority would appeal to a specialist and use medication. Men, with a statistically significant difference in comparison to women, stated that they spend a lot of money to buy cigarettes. A greater percentage of married individuals reported that they feel guilty in the eyes of their social milieu. Conclusion: A large percentage of health professionals are regular smokers and a small percentage think about quitting. Despite smoking cessation desire, which is expressed by a vast rate of smokers, appealing to well documented medical procedures remains doubtful (EN)

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Πρόθεση (EN)
Intention (EN)
Νοσοκόμα (EN)
Quit (EN)
Κάπνισμα (EN)
Παραίτηση (EN)
Smoking (EN)
Nurse (EN)

ΤΕΙ Αθήνας (EL)
Technological Educational Institute of Athens (EN)

Health Science Journal (EN)

English

2012-07


Μαρβάκη, Χριστίνα (EL)



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