Factors Influencing Tobacco Control Practice among the Registered Nurses who Used to Attending as a Leader of the Nursing Student Smoke-free Thai Society Club
Keywords:Tobacco control practice, Register nurses, Nurse leader, Nursing student smoke-free Thai society club
The aim of this cross-sectional descriptive study is to investigate factors influencing tobacco control practice among the registered nurses who used to attending as a leader of the nursing student smoke-free Thai society club. Theory of planed behavior of Ajzen (1991) was designed as the conceptual framework for the study. A total of 100 registered nurses who used to attending the nursing student smoke-free Thai society club were included in the study after sample random sampling method. Five parts of questionnaire was given to 100 participants by mail and the 96 responses were analyzed. Descriptive and multiple regression analysis were used for data analysis.
The research findings revealed that participants have high level of attitudes for tobacco control practice, social support, and tobacco control practice. However, they have middle level of self-efficacy. The finding showed a significant positive association of self-efficacy (p < .01), social support (p = .003), and the tobacco control practice of nurses. Moreover, nurses’ attitudes for tobacco control practice, self-efficacy and social support have explain the variance of the tobacco control practice of nurses at 25.6%. The findings have benefit for development of empowerment program for the nurse students who attending as a leader of the nursing student smoke-free Thai society club in the future. As a result, nurse students will be have excellence performance in tobacco control practice after they graduated.
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