• Users Online: 403
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Browse Articles Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 54

Effect of a smoking cessation program on inpatients in the largest hospital in Southern Iran


1 Student Research Committee, Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
2 Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN, USA
3 Department of Community Medicine, Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry Research Center Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Mehrdad Askarian
Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Karimkhan-e-Zand Avenue, P. O. Box: 71345-1737, Shiraz
Iran
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijpvm.IJPVM_57_17

Rights and Permissions

Background: There is evidence that cessation programs can be effective for hospital inpatients. Hence, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of such programs and factors that may affect success. Methods: This study was carried out on in-patient users of tobacco in Shiraz Hospital, Iran in 2015. After implementing the inclusion criteria, a study population was selected using a convenience sampling method. Participants were contacted monthly by study personnel concerning certain aspects of their tobacco cessation program. The study lasted 6 months. Data analyses involved survival analysis using Kaplan–Meier analysis, log-rank test, and multivariate Cox regression modeling. Results: The study included 425 in-patient smokers of which 328 (77.2%) were male. Median follow-up time was 96 days (interquartile range: 20–150). Cessation survival rates were 76% at 1 month, 63% at 2 months, and 61% at 3 months. From the 4th month onward rates remained unchanged at 60%. Univariate analyses with variables such as time since last smoking, consumption type, interval between wake-up and consumption, the severity of dependence and interest in smoking cessation were statistically significant as to cessation survival rate (P < 0.05). After adjusting the confounding variables based on multivariable analyses, results indicated that consumption type, the severity of dependence and interest in smoking cessation were the most important predictors of cessation survival rates among in-patient smokers. Conclusions: Findings indicated that application of the cessation program among our group of inpatients appears to have been an effective intervention that produced an extended period of no smoking.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed93    
    Printed12    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded23    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal