Smoking Prevention and Primary Physician's and Patient's Characteristics
Authors: Azuri, Joseph; Peled, Shlomit; Kitai, Eliezer; Vinker, Shlomo
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 33, Number 6, November 2009 , pp. 710-717(8)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objective: To describe relationships between primary physician and patient characteristics and the approach to prevention and quitting of smoking.Methods: A questionnaire composed of descriptions of cases and clinic activities was given to primary physicians.Results: Fewer smoking physicians use written materials, yet former smokers more often recommend smoking cessation groups. Greatest efforts are invested in high-risk patients. However, former smokers invest greater efforts among youth and pregnant women. Workload and patient's main complaint exert great influence on raising the subject.Conclusions: The various attitudes of physicians emphasize the importance of physician education that should be according to their smoking habits.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2009-11-01
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