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Smoking, quitting, and the provision of smoking cessation support: A survey of orthopaedic trauma patients

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posted on 20.06.2018, 00:00 by S McCrabb, AL Baker, J Attia, ZJ Balogh, N Lott, K Palazzi, J Naylor, IA Harris, Christopher Doran, J George
Objective: This study investigates orthopaedic trauma patients smoking cessation history, intentions to quit, receipt of smoking cessation care during hospital admission, and patient-related factors associated with receipt of smoking cessation care. Methods: An online cross-sectional survey of orthopaedic trauma patients was conducted in 2 public hospitals in New South Wales, Australia. Prevalence of smoking and associated variables were described. Logistic regressions were used to examine whether patient characteristics were associated with receipt of smoking cessation care. Results: Eight hundred nineteen patients (response rate 73%) participated. More than 1 in 5 patients (21.8%) were current smokers (n = 175). Of the current smokers, more than half (55.3%) indicated making a quit attempt in the last 12 months and the majority (77.6%) were interested in quitting. More than a third of smokers (37.4%) were not advised to quit; 44.3% did not receive any form of nicotine replacement therapy; and 24.1% reported that they did not receive any of these 3 forms of smoking cessation care during their admission. Provision of care was not related to patient characteristics. Conclusions: The prevalence of smoking among the sample was high. Respondents were interested in quitting; however, the provision of care during admission was low. Smoking cessation interventions need to be developed to increase the provision of care and to promote quit attempts in this Australian population. Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Other

History

Volume

31

Issue

8

Start Page

e255

End Page

e262

Number of Pages

8

eISSN

1531-2291

ISSN

0890-5339

Publisher

Wolters Kluwer Health, USA

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Acceptance Date

13/04/2017

External Author Affiliations

University of New South Wales; Hunter New England Population Health, New South Wales; Monash University; Liverpool Hospital, New South Wales; University of Newcastle; John Hunter Hospital, New South Wales

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma

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