Type

Other / n/a

Authors

Frank Doyle
Noel G McElvaney
Karen Morgan
Hannah McGee
Abdullah RY AbuHaliga
Constantin Bartels

Subjects

Medicine & Nursing

Topics
lung diseases smoking cessation teaching tobacco use cessation obstructive prevention control hospitals smoking psychology

A survey of the prevalence of smoking and smoking cessation advice received by inpatients in a large teaching hospital in Ireland. (2012)

Abstract BACKGROUND: The adverse effects of smoking are well documented and it is crucial that this modifiable risk factor is addressed routinely. Professional advice can be effective at reducing smoking amongst patients, yet it is not clear if all hospital in-patient smokers receive advice to quit. AIMS: To explore smoking prevalence amongst hospital in-patients and smoking cessation advice given by health professionals in a large university teaching hospital. METHODS: Interviews were carried out over 2 weeks in February 2011 with all eligible in-patients in Beaumont Hospital. RESULTS: Of the 205 patients who completed the survey, 61% stated they had been asked about smoking by a healthcare professional in the past year. Only 44% of current/recent smokers stated they had received smoking cessation advice from a health professional within the same timeframe. CONCLUSIONS: Interventions to increase rates of healthcare professional-provided smoking cessation advice are urgently needed.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Frank Doyle, Noel G McElvaney, Karen Morgan, Hannah McGee, Abdullah RY AbuHaliga, Constantin Bartels

Experts in our system

1
Frank Doyle
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Total Publications: 118
 
2
Noel G McElvaney
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Total Publications: 194
 
3
Karen Morgan
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Total Publications: 71
 
4
Hannah McGee
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Total Publications: 207