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Ho, SY and McElvaney, NG and Balfem, M and Doyle, Frank (2016) Exploring the views of healthcare professionals on increasing smoking cessation advice for patients. RCSI Student Medical Journal, 9, (1), pp. 27-32.

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Background: Smoking cessation advice provided by healthcare professionals can be effective in increasing smoking cessation among patients. Any successful intervention will require staff knowledge of local barriers to implementation. However, the views of Irish healthcare professionals on increasing the provision of smoking cessation advice and the associated barriers remain unexplored.

Aims: To explore the views of Irish healthcare professionals on barriers to increasing smoking cessation advice for patients in a large Irish university teaching hospital.

Method: Semi-structured interviews were conducted separately with 16 healthcare professionals in a large Irish university teaching hospital.

Results: The main barriers identified were patient and staff attitudes, time and service constraints, information not readily available, and issues and opinions on a smoke-free campus policy in a hospital setting.

Conclusion: Our results revealed several barriers, expressed by Irish healthcare professionals, to providing smoking cessation advice to patients. This supports the need to implement a multi-component intervention in a hospital setting to improve the rate of provision of smoking cessation advice in patients by healthcare professionals.

Item Type
Article
Publication Type
Irish-related, Open Access, Article
Drug Type
Tobacco / Nicotine
Intervention Type
Treatment method, Screening / Assessment
Date
2016
Page Range
pp. 27-32
Publisher
Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
Volume
9
Number
1
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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