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Cognitive dissonance towards the smoking habit among nursing and physiotherapy students at the University of Balearic Islands in Spain.
Int Nurs Rev. 2009 Mar; 56(1):95-101.IN

Abstract

AIM

To estimate the prevalence of tobacco smoking among physiotherapy and nursing students at the University of the Balearic Islands in Spain and to describe their perceptions, attitude and behaviour towards smoking and towards the Spanish Smoking Prevention Act.

BACKGROUND

Active smoking is the first avoidable cause of death in the world while passive smoking is the third. The tobacco epidemic kills 5.4 million people a year from lung cancer, heart disease and other related illnesses. In Europe, around one-third of the Community population are smokers, with about 650,000 smoking-related deaths per year in the Community. In Spain, 56,000 people a year are estimated to die from tobacco-related illnesses.

METHOD

An observational, cross-sectional, descriptive study, with a sample of 345 out of 645 students (53.5% participation rate) who completed an anonymous, self-administered, standardized survey devised by the World Health Organization.

FINDINGS

The study revealed a 26.1% prevalence of tobacco smoking (26.9% among women and 22.6% among men), which is similar to percentages of students at other Spanish universities. Smokers and non-smokers reported many differences in attitude and behaviour, some of which have potential repercussions in their career, such as in estimating the harmful effects of tobacco smoke or the status of health professionals as role models in the society they serve.

CONCLUSION

The results of this study will contribute to develop an anti-smoking programme at the university and to establish smoking-prevention campaigns.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Nursing and Physiotherapy, University of Balearic Islands, Cra. de Valldemossa, Palma, Spain. jordi.pericas@uib.esNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19239522

Citation

Pericas, J, et al. "Cognitive Dissonance Towards the Smoking Habit Among Nursing and Physiotherapy Students at the University of Balearic Islands in Spain." International Nursing Review, vol. 56, no. 1, 2009, pp. 95-101.
Pericas J, González S, Bennasar M, et al. Cognitive dissonance towards the smoking habit among nursing and physiotherapy students at the University of Balearic Islands in Spain. Int Nurs Rev. 2009;56(1):95-101.
Pericas, J., González, S., Bennasar, M., De Pedro, J., Aguiló, A., & Bauzá, L. (2009). Cognitive dissonance towards the smoking habit among nursing and physiotherapy students at the University of Balearic Islands in Spain. International Nursing Review, 56(1), 95-101. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1466-7657.2008.00669.x
Pericas J, et al. Cognitive Dissonance Towards the Smoking Habit Among Nursing and Physiotherapy Students at the University of Balearic Islands in Spain. Int Nurs Rev. 2009;56(1):95-101. PubMed PMID: 19239522.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Cognitive dissonance towards the smoking habit among nursing and physiotherapy students at the University of Balearic Islands in Spain. AU - Pericas,J, AU - González,S, AU - Bennasar,M, AU - De Pedro,J, AU - Aguiló,A, AU - Bauzá,L, PY - 2009/2/26/entrez PY - 2009/2/26/pubmed PY - 2009/4/18/medline SP - 95 EP - 101 JF - International nursing review JO - Int Nurs Rev VL - 56 IS - 1 N2 - AIM: To estimate the prevalence of tobacco smoking among physiotherapy and nursing students at the University of the Balearic Islands in Spain and to describe their perceptions, attitude and behaviour towards smoking and towards the Spanish Smoking Prevention Act. BACKGROUND: Active smoking is the first avoidable cause of death in the world while passive smoking is the third. The tobacco epidemic kills 5.4 million people a year from lung cancer, heart disease and other related illnesses. In Europe, around one-third of the Community population are smokers, with about 650,000 smoking-related deaths per year in the Community. In Spain, 56,000 people a year are estimated to die from tobacco-related illnesses. METHOD: An observational, cross-sectional, descriptive study, with a sample of 345 out of 645 students (53.5% participation rate) who completed an anonymous, self-administered, standardized survey devised by the World Health Organization. FINDINGS: The study revealed a 26.1% prevalence of tobacco smoking (26.9% among women and 22.6% among men), which is similar to percentages of students at other Spanish universities. Smokers and non-smokers reported many differences in attitude and behaviour, some of which have potential repercussions in their career, such as in estimating the harmful effects of tobacco smoke or the status of health professionals as role models in the society they serve. CONCLUSION: The results of this study will contribute to develop an anti-smoking programme at the university and to establish smoking-prevention campaigns. SN - 1466-7657 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19239522/Cognitive_dissonance_towards_the_smoking_habit_among_nursing_and_physiotherapy_students_at_the_University_of_Balearic_Islands_in_Spain_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1466-7657.2008.00669.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -