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Article: Promoting smoking cessation among community-living female smokers by training smoking cessation and reduction ambassadors

TitlePromoting smoking cessation among community-living female smokers by training smoking cessation and reduction ambassadors
Authors
Keywordshealth promotion
population-based and preventive services
smoking
Issue Date2020
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://jpubhealth.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
Journal of Public Health, 2020, v. 42 n. 1, p. 53-61 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Females are less willing than males to seek help from smoking cessation services; the present study examined how the use of these services by females could be enhanced by training young female ambassadors to deliver a brief intervention. Methods: We collaborated with the Hong Kong Girl Guides Association. Fifty of the association’s Girl Guides served as smoking cessation and reduction ambassadors to deliver a brief intervention to at least two female smokers. The effectiveness of the intervention was evaluated by a one-group pre-test and repeated post-test design. We undertook data collection at baseline and at 1, 3 and 6 months. Results: In all, 106 female smokers received the brief intervention. At 6-month follow-up, the self-reported abstinence was 12.2%; the biochemically verified prevalence of quitting was 5.7%. Approximately 7% of participants were motivated to use smoking cessation services between baseline and 6 months. Conclusions: This study supports the effectiveness of a brief intervention in promoting smoking cessation for community-living female smokers in Hong Kong. However, the intervention could be enhanced by further promoting the use of smoking cessation services to female smokers.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/281664
ISSN
2019 Impact Factor: 1.806
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.933

 

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dc.contributor.authorHo, KY-
dc.contributor.authorLi, WHC-
dc.contributor.authorLam, KKW-
dc.contributor.authorWang, MP-
dc.contributor.authorXia, W-
dc.contributor.authorHo, LY-
dc.contributor.authorHO, LLK-
dc.contributor.authorLam, TH-
dc.contributor.authorChan, SSC-
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-22T04:17:58Z-
dc.date.available2020-03-22T04:17:58Z-
dc.date.issued2020-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Public Health, 2020, v. 42 n. 1, p. 53-61-
dc.identifier.issn1741-3842-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/281664-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Females are less willing than males to seek help from smoking cessation services; the present study examined how the use of these services by females could be enhanced by training young female ambassadors to deliver a brief intervention. Methods: We collaborated with the Hong Kong Girl Guides Association. Fifty of the association’s Girl Guides served as smoking cessation and reduction ambassadors to deliver a brief intervention to at least two female smokers. The effectiveness of the intervention was evaluated by a one-group pre-test and repeated post-test design. We undertook data collection at baseline and at 1, 3 and 6 months. Results: In all, 106 female smokers received the brief intervention. At 6-month follow-up, the self-reported abstinence was 12.2%; the biochemically verified prevalence of quitting was 5.7%. Approximately 7% of participants were motivated to use smoking cessation services between baseline and 6 months. Conclusions: This study supports the effectiveness of a brief intervention in promoting smoking cessation for community-living female smokers in Hong Kong. However, the intervention could be enhanced by further promoting the use of smoking cessation services to female smokers.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://jpubhealth.oxfordjournals.org/-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Public Health-
dc.rightsPre-print: Journal Title] ©: [year] [owner as specified on the article] Published by Oxford University Press [on behalf of xxxxxx]. All rights reserved. Pre-print (Once an article is published, preprint notice should be amended to): This is an electronic version of an article published in [include the complete citation information for the final version of the Article as published in the print edition of the Journal.] Post-print: This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in [insert journal title] following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version [insert complete citation information here] is available online at: xxxxxxx [insert URL that the author will receive upon publication here].-
dc.subjecthealth promotion-
dc.subjectpopulation-based and preventive services-
dc.subjectsmoking-
dc.titlePromoting smoking cessation among community-living female smokers by training smoking cessation and reduction ambassadors-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLi, WHC: william3@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailWang, MP: mpwang@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailXia, W: xiavive@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH: hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChan, SSC: scsophia@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.authorityChan, SSC=rp00423-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1093/pubmed/fdy223-
dc.identifier.pmid30608601-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85080091509-
dc.identifier.hkuros309437-
dc.identifier.volume42-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage53-
dc.identifier.epage61-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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