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Heart Lung. 2002 Jan-Feb;31(1):15-24.

Factors determining cardiac nurses' intentions to continue using a smoking cessation protocol.

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Department of Social Sciences, Netherlands Open University, Heerlen. catherine.bolman@ou.nl

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Our objective was to facilitate the continued use of a smoking cessation protocol among cardiac nurses by assessing their intentions and motives for continuation. A model that combines attitude, social influence, and self-efficacy constructs as predictors of intentions (ASE model) served as the theoretical framework.

SETTING:

The study took place in the cardiology wards of 5 hospitals.

RESPONDENTS:

Respondents were 85 nurses who worked in the cardiology wards of the hospitals.

OUTCOME MEASURES:

The outcome measures were nurses' intentions and motives for continuing to use a smoking cessation protocol for patients who smoke.

RESULTS:

Greater perceived simplicity and advantages of the protocol were associated with increased intentions to continue, whereas perceived social influences and self-efficacy were not. The influence of the level of experience in using the protocol and the nurses' own smoking behavior was mediated by attitude about the smoking cessation protocol.

CONCLUSIONS:

Nurses who do not intend to continue using the protocol need to be convinced of the advantages of working with such a protocol and of its user-friendliness.

PMID:
11805745
DOI:
10.1067/mhl.2002.119834
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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