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Knowledge and Attitudes About Smoking Habit Among Medical Students of Extremadura FREE TO VIEW

Maria Jose Antona, MD; Francisca Marquez, MD; Pilar Cordero, MD; María Teresa Gómez Vizcaíno, MD; María del Carmen García García, MD
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Servicio Neumología. Hospital Universitario Infanta Cristina, Badajoz, Spain

Chest. 2014;145(3_MeetingAbstracts):613A. doi:10.1378/chest.1814587
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SESSION TITLE: Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Posters

SESSION TYPE: Poster Presentations

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM

PURPOSE: To analyze knowledge and attitudes about smoking among medical students and to asses possible changes in those parameter after and special class.

METHODS: An anonymous survey was made among the participants on the smoking cessation class. This survey had 14 questions in order to evaluate knowledge and attitudes related to the smoking habit (pre-test). After the participation in the class, which last about one hour, the same survey was made (post-test) to analyze the changes. We used the SPSS program to statistical analysis of the dates.

RESULTS: We obtained 84 valid questionnaires (42 pre-test and 42 post-test). The percentages of correct answers within the pre-test and post-test, and the statistic significance are the following (in order: Pre-test, Post-test, and statistic significance -p-): Relationship between smoking habit and illness: 50%, 83,2% and < 0,001 Relationship between smoking habit as the first cause of preventive death: 4,8%, 69% and <0,001 Relationship between tendency of consumption and social class: 76,2%, 95,2% and 0,008 Age of beginning: 14,3%, 73,8% and <0,001 Relation of cardiovascular illness whit CO: 7,1%, 90,5% and < 0,001 Relation of cancer whit nitrosamines: 7,1%, 90,5% and < 0,001 Relation of COPD whit oxidation: 7,1%, 90,5% and < 0,001 Effectiveness of pharmacological treatment: 35,7%, 71,4% and 0,005

CONCLUSIONS: After the participation in one hour standard class, the knowledge about epidemiology, physiopathology effects, and treatment of smoking habit, are improved.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: We must improve knowledge about smoking among medical students in order to increase and progress in the treatment of smokers.

DISCLOSURE: The following authors have nothing to disclose: Maria Jose Antona, Francisca Marquez, Pilar Cordero, María Teresa Gómez Vizcaíno, María del Carmen García García

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