Perceived and Objective Smoking Addiction among University Students in Sakarya

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153368
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Presentation
Title:
Perceived and Objective Smoking Addiction among University Students in Sakarya
Abstract:
Perceived and Objective Smoking Addiction among University Students in Sakarya
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Dede Cinar, Nursan, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Sakarya University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Muge Filiz, MD; Cemile Dede, Msc; Ysmail Sakar, Msc; Funda Akduran, Msc; Suleyman Gorpelioglu, MD and Pynar Topsever, MD
[Research Presentation] Background and Aim: Smoking habits among young people today determine population health risks of tomorrow. To determine the addiction levels of tobacco smoking according to Fagerstrom Questionnaire and self perceived addiction among University students in Sakarya/Turkey. Methods: A 15-item questionnaire investigating socio-demographics, as well as smoking behavior (developed by the researchers) and Fagerstrom Questionnaire were applied to students of seven faculties and one vocational school of Sakarya University, Turkey. In 2005-2006, total number of registered students at these faculties/schools was 17541. Representative sample size was estimated as 2200 students. Questionnaires of 2249 consenting participants were analyzed. Self rated addiction level was dichotomized (No, Yes); Fagerstrom scores were grouped into three (mild: 0-3; moderate 4-6; high 7-10). Results: More than one fourth of the participants 1126 males (50.1%), 1123 females (49.9%), mean age 21.4 +/- 2.1 years) were smokers 604 (26.9%) smokers, 110 (4,9%) ex-smokers, 1535 (68.3%) non-smokers). Out of 604 smokers, 537 (88.9%) answered the question on self perceived addiction 194 (36.1%) "I am not addicted"; 343 (63.9%) "I am addicted". Female gender (OR 0.86, 95% CI 0.58 to 1.28) and high Fagerstrom score (OR 1.44, 95% CI 1.32 to 1.59) were independent factors of positive addiction perception. Out of 604 smokers, 580 (96.0%) answered the question "do you wish to quit smoking" 403 (69.5%)"Yes"; 177 (30.5% "No"). Among the students who had the wish to quit smoking, 286 (71.0%) declared that they believed that they can quit. Independent factors affecting the decision of quitting smoking were male gender (OR 0.55, 95%CI 0.37 to 0.81) and high Fagerstrom score (OR 0.85, 95% CI 0.78 to 0.92).á Conclusion: Given the fact that perception of addiction correlates with objective addiction score and more frequent wish of giving up smoking, university students must be counseled about smoking and how to quit smoking.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePerceived and Objective Smoking Addiction among University Students in Sakaryaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153368-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Perceived and Objective Smoking Addiction among University Students in Sakarya</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Dede Cinar, Nursan, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Sakarya University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ndede@sakarya.edu.tr</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Muge Filiz, MD; Cemile Dede, Msc; Ysmail Sakar, Msc; Funda Akduran, Msc; Suleyman Gorpelioglu, MD and Pynar Topsever, MD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Background and Aim: Smoking habits among young people today determine population health risks of tomorrow. To determine the addiction levels of tobacco smoking according to Fagerstrom Questionnaire and self perceived addiction among University students in Sakarya/Turkey. Methods: A 15-item questionnaire investigating socio-demographics, as well as smoking behavior (developed by the researchers) and Fagerstrom Questionnaire were applied to students of seven faculties and one vocational school of Sakarya University, Turkey. In 2005-2006, total number of registered students at these faculties/schools was 17541. Representative sample size was estimated as 2200 students. Questionnaires of 2249 consenting participants were analyzed. Self rated addiction level was dichotomized (No, Yes); Fagerstrom scores were grouped into three (mild: 0-3; moderate 4-6; high 7-10). Results: More than one fourth of the participants 1126 males (50.1%), 1123 females (49.9%), mean age 21.4 +/- 2.1 years) were smokers 604 (26.9%) smokers, 110 (4,9%) ex-smokers, 1535 (68.3%) non-smokers). Out of 604 smokers, 537 (88.9%) answered the question on self perceived addiction 194 (36.1%) &quot;I am not addicted&quot;; 343 (63.9%) &quot;I am addicted&quot;. Female gender (OR 0.86, 95% CI 0.58 to 1.28) and high Fagerstrom score (OR 1.44, 95% CI 1.32 to 1.59) were independent factors of positive addiction perception. Out of 604 smokers, 580 (96.0%) answered the question &quot;do you wish to quit smoking&quot; 403 (69.5%)&quot;Yes&quot;; 177 (30.5% &quot;No&quot;). Among the students who had the wish to quit smoking, 286 (71.0%) declared that they believed that they can quit. Independent factors affecting the decision of quitting smoking were male gender (OR 0.55, 95%CI 0.37 to 0.81) and high Fagerstrom score (OR 0.85, 95% CI 0.78 to 0.92).&aacute; Conclusion: Given the fact that perception of addiction correlates with objective addiction score and more frequent wish of giving up smoking, university students must be counseled about smoking and how to quit smoking.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:13:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:13:34Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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