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The role of stress, peer influence and education levels on the smoking behaviour of nurses

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McKenna, Hugh, Slater, P, McCance, Tanya, Bunting, Brendan, Spiers, A and McElwee, G (2003) The role of stress, peer influence and education levels on the smoking behaviour of nurses. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING STUDIES, 40 (4). pp. 359-366. [Journal article]

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Abstract

Smoking kills yet a substantial number of qualified nurses continue to smoke. Stress, peer influence and education levels have been cited as influencing prevalence levels among nurses. A self-completed questionnaire was used to survey qualified nurses' perceptions of smoking prevalence, attitudes, and reasons for smoking. The respondents were composed of a random sample (n = 1074) of qualified nurses employed in Northern Ireland. Results show that 25.8% of the sample smoked. Factors influencing smoking behaviour and reasons for continuing smoking are explored. This paper discusses the implications of these findings for nursing and nurses' health promotion activities. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute
Psychology Research Institute > The Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing
Psychology Research Institute > Health and Wellbeing
ID Code:1871
Deposited By:Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:14 Dec 2009 14:37
Last Modified:14 Apr 2014 16:16

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