Smoking cessation practices among Family Medicine Specialists in Malaysia

Gayathri, K and Daud, Norwati and Juwita, S (2015) Smoking cessation practices among Family Medicine Specialists in Malaysia. In: 18th FAmily Medicine Scientific Conference 2015, 13 - 16 May 2015, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Introduction: According to National Health Morbidity Survey (NHMS), smoking prevalence in Malaysia has increased from 21.5% in 2006 to 23.1% in 2011. Health care professionals play a key role in smoking cessation and their smoking cessation practices have been effective in increasing cessation rates. However, little is known about the level of practice of smoking cessation among Family Medicine Specialists (FMS) in Malaysia. The objectives of this study were to determine the proportion of FMS with good practice on smoking cessation and its associated factors. Methods: This study was a cross sectional study done among FMS working with the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Malaysia. A total of 84 FMS were selected using simple random sampling from February 2014 to March 2014. A self-administered questionnaire was used to obtain the socio-demographic data and clinical characteristics of FMS and their smoking cessation practices. FMS with good practice was defined as those who have practiced ‘very often’ behavior to all 12 smoking cessation practice questions. Associated factors were analysed using simple and multiple logistic regression. They were age, gender, ethnicity, working experience, practice location, availability of quit smoking clinic and attended formal training in smoking cessation. Results: The survey response rate was 88% (74/84). The proportion of good practice on smoking cessation among the FMS was 71.6% and those who have attended formal training in smoking cessation was the only significant associated factor for good practice on smoking cessation (OR 4.22, 95% CI 1.34, 13.27). Conclusion: The proportion of FMS with good practice on smoking cessation is high and formal training in smoking cessation seemed to affect their good practice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Keywords: smoking, smoking cessation, quit smoking clinic, family physician, primary care
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: AP Norwati Daud
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2015 07:24
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2015 07:24
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/4104

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