A systematic review of tobacco smoking among nursing students

Smith, Derek R. (2007) A systematic review of tobacco smoking among nursing students. Nurse Education in Practice, 7 (5). pp. 293-302.

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This study was conducted to systematically and critically evaluate the large number of academic publications which have investigated tobacco smoking among nursing students in recent years. It was performed as a state-of-the-art examination of all modern literature published in peer-reviewed, English-language journals since 1990. Although smoking appears to be fairly common among nursing students, its prevalence and distribution varies widely depending on the country of study and time period during which the research was undertaken. Although there is some evidence to suggest that smoking rates increase by year of study in the nursing course, not all research has shown a clear association in this regard. Similarly, the value of anti-smoking interventions for nursing students appears to be limited, based on currently available information. Given these conflicting issues, further research which helps to ascertain why student nurses do not wish to give up their habit is clearly needed both locally and internationally. The development of an international smoking questionnaire may also be useful to help standardize future research on tobacco usage among this vulnerable demographic.

Item ID: 63684
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-5223
Keywords: Tobacco, Smoking, Student, Nurse
Copyright Information: © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2020 22:36
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 100%
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