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Perceived effectiveness of counselling patients about smoking among medical students in Amman, Jordan.
East Mediterr Health J. 2009 Sep-Oct; 15(5):1180-91.EM

Abstract

We identified the prevalence of smoking and perceived effectiveness of physicians counselling patients about smoking among 340 1st and 4th year medical students in Amman, Jordan. Smoking prevalence was 26% for males and 7% for females, similar to that of their peers in the general population. Smokers and male students were less likely to believe it is wrong for physicians to smoke in front of patients or that smoking policy or physician interaction with patients can influence smoking practices. Students believed that physicians can more effectively prevent smoking than influence patients to stop smoking. Student training on how to effectively counsel patients about smoking prevention and cessation is warranted.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Utah, USA. Ray_Merrill@byu.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20214132

Citation

Merrill, R M., et al. "Perceived Effectiveness of Counselling Patients About Smoking Among Medical Students in Amman, Jordan." Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = al-Majallah Al-sihhiyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassit, vol. 15, no. 5, 2009, pp. 1180-91.
Merrill RM, Madanat HN, Cox E, et al. Perceived effectiveness of counselling patients about smoking among medical students in Amman, Jordan. East Mediterr Health J. 2009;15(5):1180-91.
Merrill, R. M., Madanat, H. N., Cox, E., & Merrill, J. M. (2009). Perceived effectiveness of counselling patients about smoking among medical students in Amman, Jordan. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = al-Majallah Al-sihhiyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassit, 15(5), 1180-91.
Merrill RM, et al. Perceived Effectiveness of Counselling Patients About Smoking Among Medical Students in Amman, Jordan. East Mediterr Health J. 2009 Sep-Oct;15(5):1180-91. PubMed PMID: 20214132.
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