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Article: Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding smoking cessation among Chinese affiliates of women's organisations in Hong Kong

TitleKnowledge, attitudes and practices regarding smoking cessation among Chinese affiliates of women's organisations in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsAttitudes and practice
Knowledge
Smoking cessation
Women's organisations
Issue Date2011
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/ads.asp?ref=0966-0410
Citation
Health And Social Care In The Community, 2011, v. 19 n. 2, p. 207-216 How to Cite?
AbstractVolunteers and staff of women's organisations who are highly active in engaging and providing community service can be recruited to motivate female smokers to quit. We described the knowledge and attitudes regarding tobacco control and smoking cessation among these affiliates in Hong Kong and identified factors associated with the practices of cessation interventions. Eight of 14 women's organisations joining the Women Against Tobacco Taskforce agreed to participate. All staff, volunteers, and members of the eight organisations were invited to complete a self-administered anonymous questionnaire during July and August 2006. A total of 623 out of 771 (80.8%) affiliates responded. Their knowledge on smoking and health (mean=3.91, SD=1.44 on a range of 0-7), smoking related diseases (mean=2.91, SD=0.97 on a range of 0-4), and women-specific diseases (mean=2.93, SD=1.87 on a range of 0-6), was considered to be inadequate. They had positive attitudes towards tobacco control (mean=3.31, SD=0.55) and their own role in smoking cessation counselling (mean=3.19, SD=0.56) on a 4-point Likert scale and 39.3% reported had attempted to offer quitting advice. Logistic regression analysis found that participants having direct contact with smokers who had a positive attitude towards their own role in smoking cessation counselling (OR=2.57; 95% CI=1.67-3.95) and better knowledge of smoking and smoking-related diseases (OR=1.35; 95% CI=1.06-1.71) were more likely to provide cessation counselling after controlling for gender; knowledge on smoking and health, and women-specific diseases; attitude towards tobacco control, negative and positive attitudes towards female smokers, and perceived self-efficacy in smoking cessation counselling. Women's organisations showed limited support towards tobacco control and their affiliates had a limited knowledge on smoking and health but had positive attitudes. Appropriate training, capacity building and establishing rapport with women's organisations are needed to promote smoking cessation and to support tobacco control in the community. © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/142844
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.557
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.790
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, DYPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, SSCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFu, ICYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T02:57:04Z-
dc.date.available2011-10-28T02:57:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHealth And Social Care In The Community, 2011, v. 19 n. 2, p. 207-216en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0966-0410en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/142844-
dc.description.abstractVolunteers and staff of women's organisations who are highly active in engaging and providing community service can be recruited to motivate female smokers to quit. We described the knowledge and attitudes regarding tobacco control and smoking cessation among these affiliates in Hong Kong and identified factors associated with the practices of cessation interventions. Eight of 14 women's organisations joining the Women Against Tobacco Taskforce agreed to participate. All staff, volunteers, and members of the eight organisations were invited to complete a self-administered anonymous questionnaire during July and August 2006. A total of 623 out of 771 (80.8%) affiliates responded. Their knowledge on smoking and health (mean=3.91, SD=1.44 on a range of 0-7), smoking related diseases (mean=2.91, SD=0.97 on a range of 0-4), and women-specific diseases (mean=2.93, SD=1.87 on a range of 0-6), was considered to be inadequate. They had positive attitudes towards tobacco control (mean=3.31, SD=0.55) and their own role in smoking cessation counselling (mean=3.19, SD=0.56) on a 4-point Likert scale and 39.3% reported had attempted to offer quitting advice. Logistic regression analysis found that participants having direct contact with smokers who had a positive attitude towards their own role in smoking cessation counselling (OR=2.57; 95% CI=1.67-3.95) and better knowledge of smoking and smoking-related diseases (OR=1.35; 95% CI=1.06-1.71) were more likely to provide cessation counselling after controlling for gender; knowledge on smoking and health, and women-specific diseases; attitude towards tobacco control, negative and positive attitudes towards female smokers, and perceived self-efficacy in smoking cessation counselling. Women's organisations showed limited support towards tobacco control and their affiliates had a limited knowledge on smoking and health but had positive attitudes. Appropriate training, capacity building and establishing rapport with women's organisations are needed to promote smoking cessation and to support tobacco control in the community. © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/ads.asp?ref=0966-0410en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHealth and Social Care in the Communityen_HK
dc.rightsThe definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com-
dc.subjectAttitudes and practiceen_HK
dc.subjectKnowledgeen_HK
dc.subjectSmoking cessationen_HK
dc.subjectWomen's organisationsen_HK
dc.subject.meshChina - ethnology-
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice-
dc.subject.meshSmoking Cessation - psychology-
dc.subject.meshSocieties-
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factors-
dc.titleKnowledge, attitudes and practices regarding smoking cessation among Chinese affiliates of women's organisations in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLeung, DYP: dorisl@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, SSC: scsophia@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailFu, ICY: cyfu@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH: hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2524.2010.00970.xen_HK
dc.identifier.pmid21129069-
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dc.identifier.hkuros184548en_US
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dc.identifier.volume19en_HK
dc.identifier.issue2en_HK
dc.identifier.spage207en_HK
dc.identifier.epage216en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000287241100010-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridFu, ICY=35310251300en_HK
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