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McKenna, Hugh and Slater, Paul and McCance, Tanya and Bunting, Brendan and Spiers, Arlene and McElwee, Gerry (2003) The role of stress, peer influence and education levels on the smoking behaviour of nurses. International Journal of Nursing Studies , 40 , (4) , pp. 359-366. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0020-7489(02)00099-8.

Smoking kills yet a substantial number of qualified nurses continue to smoke. Stress, peer influence and education levels have been cited as influencing prevalence levels among nurses. A self-completed questionnaire was used to survey qualified nurses' perceptions of smoking prevalence, attitudes, and reasons for smoking. The respondents were composed of a random sample (n=1074) of qualified nurses employed in Northern Ireland. Results show that 25.8% of the sample smoked. Factors influencing smoking behaviour and reasons for continuing smoking are explored. This paper discusses the implications of these findings for nursing and nurses' health promotion activities.


Item Type
Article
Publication Type
Irish-related, Article
Drug Type
Tobacco / Nicotine
Date
2003
Identification #
https://doi.org/10.1016/s0020-7489(02)00099-8
Page Range
pp. 359-366
Volume
40
Number
4
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