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J Am Psychiatr Nurses Assoc. 2009 Feb;15(1):59-67. doi: 10.1177/1078390308330638.

Smoking among psychiatric nurses: does it hinder tobacco dependence treatment?

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School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles, lsarna@sonnet.ucla.edu.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Data on tobacco dependence treatment for patients with mental illness are limited.

OBJECTIVE:

Describe factors associated with psychiatric nurses' tobacco interventions.

STUDY DESIGN:

Survey of 100 psychiatric nurses.

RESULTS:

The majority "always/usually" asked (87%), advised (70%), and assessed (74%) tobacco use. A minority (49%) assisted with quit attempts, and arranged (21%) for follow-up. Former (56%, odds ratio [OR] = 0.13, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.02, 0.88) and current smokers (20%, OR = .08, 95% CI = 0.01, 0.72) were less likely to ask about tobacco use than never smokers.

CONCLUSIONS:

Efforts are needed to promote tobacco cessation and to support nurses who smoke to quit.

PMID:
21665795
DOI:
10.1177/1078390308330638

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