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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157648
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Support Systems Integral to Smoking Cessation
Abstract:
Support Systems Integral to Smoking Cessation
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Strohfus, Pamela, RN, MA
P.I. Institution Name:Boise State University, Nursing
Title:Associate Chair of Academics
Contact Address:1910 University Dr, Boise, ID, 83725, USA
Contact Telephone:208-426-4143
Co-Authors:Ranelle Nabring, Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator; David Navaro, RN; Rebecca Schattin, RN; Kara Williamson, RN
Purposes/Aims:  Clients of the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority (BCACHA) are a culturally diverse group of people, ages 18 or older, living in government housing.  This housing is being provided to them at a reduced cost by BCACHA. Many of these clients use tobacco products.  By providing smoking cessation education and resources, we may enable these clients to live healthier and more independent lives. Rationale/Background: Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and morbidity in the United States.  Smoking is estimated to cost $40 billion to $50 billion annually in lost productivity.  Smoking is a serious health risk and accounts for nearly 30% of all cancer deaths.   Very few tobacco users achieve permanent abstinence and many lapse and relapse before they actually quit. The majority of smokers continue to use tobacco for years. Clients of the housing authority are typically impoverished.  Even though these clients are poor, the majority of them continue to smoke even though they cannot afford it. Providing these clients resources to quit would enhance their health and increase the availability of earned income.  The purpose of this project is to analyze the difficulty of quitting tobacco and developing an educational seminar on smoking cessation.  Description of the Undertaking including Approach/Methods/Processes:  A convenience sample of 100 clients from the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority, (BCACHA), will be asked to fill out a questionnaire pertaining to their smoking habit and smoking cessation.  The faculty and student research group will collect data by providing a questionnaire to the clients of the BCACHA; once permission is granted, the data will be collected by hand and taken to Boise State University. Once collected and collated, the data will be analyzed by entering the information into the SPSS system.  Outcomes achieved/documented : The findings will be analyzed and documented upon completion of survey distribution and collection. The completion date is December, 2008. Conclusions/Recommendations: Based on our research, we believe our survey results will demonstrate that people cannot stop smoking because of the addiction regardless of the cost, harm to self and others, and the high incidence of lung cancer.  Recognition of the addiction and development of long term support systems are needed to help clients quit.  By providing support systems such as quit plans, social support, pharmacological support, and educational support, the clients of BCACHA may decide to quit tobacco while achieving better personal and family health.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSupport Systems Integral to Smoking Cessationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157648-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Support Systems Integral to Smoking Cessation</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Strohfus, Pamela, RN, MA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Boise State University, Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Chair of Academics</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1910 University Dr, Boise, ID, 83725, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">208-426-4143</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">pamstrohfus@boisestate.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Ranelle Nabring, Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator; David Navaro, RN; Rebecca Schattin, RN; Kara Williamson, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purposes/Aims:&nbsp; Clients of the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority (BCACHA) are a culturally diverse group of people, ages 18 or older, living in government housing.&nbsp; This housing is being provided to them at a reduced cost by BCACHA. Many of these clients use tobacco products.&nbsp; By providing smoking cessation education and resources, we may enable these clients to live healthier and more independent lives. Rationale/Background: Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and morbidity in the United States.&nbsp; Smoking is estimated to cost $40 billion to $50 billion annually in lost productivity.&nbsp; Smoking is a serious health risk and accounts for nearly 30% of all cancer deaths.&nbsp;&nbsp; Very few tobacco users achieve permanent abstinence and many lapse and relapse before they actually quit. The majority of smokers continue to use tobacco for years. Clients of the housing authority are typically impoverished.&nbsp; Even though these clients are poor, the majority of them continue to smoke even though they cannot afford it.&nbsp;Providing these clients resources to quit would enhance their health and increase the availability of earned income.&nbsp; The purpose of this project is to analyze the difficulty of quitting tobacco and developing an educational seminar on smoking cessation.&nbsp;&nbsp;Description of the Undertaking including Approach/Methods/Processes:&nbsp; A convenience sample of 100 clients from the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority, (BCACHA), will be asked to fill out a questionnaire pertaining to their smoking habit and smoking cessation.&nbsp; The faculty and student research group will collect data by providing a questionnaire to the clients of the BCACHA; once permission is granted, the data will be collected by hand and taken to Boise State University. Once collected and collated, the data will be analyzed by entering the information into the SPSS system.&nbsp; Outcomes achieved/documented : The findings will be analyzed and documented upon completion of survey distribution and collection. The completion date is December, 2008. Conclusions/Recommendations: Based on our research, we believe our survey results will demonstrate that people cannot stop smoking because of the addiction regardless of the cost, harm to self and others, and the high incidence of lung cancer.&nbsp; Recognition of the addiction and development of long term support systems are needed to help clients quit.&nbsp; By providing support systems such as quit plans, social support, pharmacological support, and educational support, the clients of BCACHA may decide to quit tobacco while achieving better personal and family health.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:04:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:04:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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