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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154817
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nicotine Dependence in a Mexican Social Sciences College Students Sample
Abstract:
Nicotine Dependence in a Mexican Social Sciences College Students Sample
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Caudillo-Cisneros, Cipriana, RN, MS
P.I. Institution Name:Universidad de Guanajuato Campus Leon
Title:Directora
Co-Authors:Lourdes Espinosa-Hernandez PSIC, Assistance Research Scientist
Rocio Luna-Velazquez RN, Clinical Practician
Sergio Marquez-Gamino MD, PhD, Professor
Karla S. Vera-Delgado RN, MSc, Associate Professor
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: Smoking, considered as a global health problem represents the second death cause. Attention costs for this public health problem, loss of productivity and loss of quality of life are enormous. Most of smokers get addicted during the adolescence age. Globally, 150 million of youth people are tobacco consumers. Almost a fifth of the Mexican inhabitants are considered as active smokers. Nicotine causes physical and psychosocial dependence, although no all smokers can be considered as nicotine dependent. Our aim was to determine the physical and psychosocial dependence level in a group of Mexican Social and Human Sciences college students.
Methods: In a preliminary study we ask a first served basis group of students a demographic questionnaire as well as the Fagerstrom Test Dependence Nicotine and the Glover-Nilsson Smoking Behavior Questionnaire. Results: 55 freshman to senior students from a Social and Humanities Division of a Central Mexico's public university (50.9% females) answered under supervision the questionnaires. At the time of study the participants were enrolled in Public Administration (40%), Regional Development (12.7%), Social Anthropology (18.2%), Sociology (14.5%) and Social Work (14.5%) academic programs.
Conclusion: Data evidenced that 5.5% of the group had strong physical dependence to nicotine. Psychosocial dependence was considered low in 47.4%; moderate en 38.2%, strong in 10%, and very strong in 3.6% of participants. Our figures are similar to other Latin-American college students. We consider extremely important to extend this study to other discipline students. Those participants carrying strong physical dependence to nicotine are quite below to the Mexican population's active smokers index (18.5%). Guanajuato is a central located state with 23.2% of its population considered active smokers. Figures are higher in the professional group, in which it can grow up to 31.6%. These means we have a huge opportunity window to control or reduce tobacco epidemiological indexes.
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.titleNicotine Dependence in a Mexican Social Sciences College Students Sampleen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154817-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nicotine Dependence in a Mexican Social Sciences College Students Sample</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Caudillo-Cisneros, Cipriana, RN, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Universidad de Guanajuato Campus Leon</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Directora</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ccaudilloc@gmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Lourdes Espinosa-Hernandez PSIC, Assistance Research Scientist<br/>Rocio Luna-Velazquez RN, Clinical Practician<br/>Sergio Marquez-Gamino MD, PhD, Professor<br/>Karla S. Vera-Delgado RN, MSc, Associate Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: Smoking, considered as a global health problem represents the second death cause. Attention costs for this public health problem, loss of productivity and loss of quality of life are enormous. Most of smokers get addicted during the adolescence age. Globally, 150 million of youth people are tobacco consumers. Almost a fifth of the Mexican inhabitants are considered as active smokers. Nicotine causes physical and psychosocial dependence, although no all smokers can be considered as nicotine dependent. Our aim was to determine the physical and psychosocial dependence level in a group of Mexican Social and Human Sciences college students. <br/>Methods: In a preliminary study we ask a first served basis group of students a demographic questionnaire as well as the Fagerstrom Test Dependence Nicotine and the Glover-Nilsson Smoking Behavior Questionnaire. Results: 55 freshman to senior students from a Social and Humanities Division of a Central Mexico's public university (50.9% females) answered under supervision the questionnaires. At the time of study the participants were enrolled in Public Administration (40%), Regional Development (12.7%), Social Anthropology (18.2%), Sociology (14.5%) and Social Work (14.5%) academic programs. <br/>Conclusion: Data evidenced that 5.5% of the group had strong physical dependence to nicotine. Psychosocial dependence was considered low in 47.4%; moderate en 38.2%, strong in 10%, and very strong in 3.6% of participants. Our figures are similar to other Latin-American college students. We consider extremely important to extend this study to other discipline students. Those participants carrying strong physical dependence to nicotine are quite below to the Mexican population's active smokers index (18.5%). Guanajuato is a central located state with 23.2% of its population considered active smokers. Figures are higher in the professional group, in which it can grow up to 31.6%. These means we have a huge opportunity window to control or reduce tobacco epidemiological indexes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:18:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:18:09Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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