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dc.contributor.supervisor Clarke, Diana (Nursing) en
dc.contributor.author Green, Margaret A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-01T16:50:44Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-01T16:50:44Z
dc.date.issued 2010-02-01T16:50:44Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/3867
dc.description.abstract The prevalence of smoking among individuals living with mental illness is high. The purpose of this study was to describe the knowledge, confidence, attitudes, training, nursing practice, perceived overall ability, interest and demographics of psychiatric/mental health nurses regarding tobacco use among psychiatric inpatients. A non-experimental descriptive correlational cross-sectional design was used. Sixty surveys were returned with an overall response rate of 39%. A minority of nurses were knowledgeable about the “5As” of smoking cessation, (Ask about smoking, Advise to quit, Assess readiness to quit, Assist with quitting, Arrange follow-up), a well known intervention framework. Most psychiatric/mental health nurses were confident about assisting patients with tobacco use and attitudes toward intervention were more positive than reported in the literature. However, actual tobacco-related nursing practice was sub-optimal. Minimal tobacco-related training during entry level into nursing practice may be one reason for this situation. Nurses require systemic support to enhance tobacco-related nursing practice. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject tobacco use en
dc.subject mental illness en
dc.title Tobacco use among individuals with mental illness: nurses' knowledge, confidence, attitudes, and practice en
dc.degree.discipline Nursing en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Schultz, Annette (Nursing) Brewster, Joan (University of Toronto) en
dc.degree.level Master of Nursing (M.N.) en
dc.description.note May 2010 en


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