FACTORS RELATED TO SMOKING CESSATION OF CLIENTS IN SMOKING CESSATION CLINIC IN PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER BANGKOK

Authors

  • Chonticha Nivasavesa Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • Wonpen Kaewpan Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • Surintorn Kalampakorn Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • Dusit Sujirarat Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University

Keywords:

QUITTING SMOKING, CLIENTS OF SMOKING CESSATION CLINIC, BANGKOK

Abstract

Smoking is a health problem that affects the individual, family and community. This study investigated factors related to smoking cessation of clients in a smoking cessation clinic in a public health center in Bangkok. This study used a cross sectional design of two hundred clients selected by stratified random sampling in 2555 (2011). Data were collected by questionnaire and from medical records. Statistical representation and analysis included percent, mean, standard deviation, Chi-square and binary logistic regression.

Results found that 25.5% of the clients had succeeded in quitting smoking for more than six months. The factors associated with success were haven taken the full course of medicine and number of times haven visited the smoking cessation clinic. The probability of smoking cessation in clients who took the full course of medicine was 27.53 times (OR =27.53, 95 % CI = 3.35 – 226.30) that for clients who took medicine sometimes or never, while the clients who visited the smoking cessation clinic more than 5 times were 6.30 times (OR = 6.30, 95% CI = 2.93 – 13.52) more likely to quit smoke than those that visited the clinic 5 or fewer times. This result shows the importance of health officers emphasizing adherence to medication and clients making scheduled visits to the smoking cessation clinic for successful quitting.

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Published

2019-08-01

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Nivasavesa, C., Kaewpan, W., Kalampakorn, S., & Sujirarat, D. (2019). FACTORS RELATED TO SMOKING CESSATION OF CLIENTS IN SMOKING CESSATION CLINIC IN PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER BANGKOK. Journal of Public Health Nursing, 33(2), 61–76. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/phn/article/view/241811

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