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dc.contributor.authorMilcarz, Katarzyna
dc.contributor.authorPolańska, Kinga
dc.contributor.authorBalwicki, Łukasz
dc.contributor.authorMakowiec-Dąbrowska, Teresa
dc.contributor.authorHanke, Wojciech
dc.contributor.authorBąk-Romaniszyn, Leokadia
dc.contributor.authorKaleta, Dorota
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-25T09:17:06Z
dc.date.available2019-06-25T09:17:06Z
dc.date.issued2019-06-14
dc.identifier.citationInt J Occup Med Environ Health. 2019;32(3):363-77.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1896-494X
dc.identifier.pmid31063158
dc.identifier.doi10.13075/ijomeh.1896.01377
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10146/618302
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: This study aimed at assessment of the perceived barriers and motivators to smoking cessation among socially-disadvantaged populations in Poland. It is hypothesized that different factors can be considered depending on the level of smoking addiction. Therefore, a comparison between light and heavy smokers was performed. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data collected during the second wave of a cross-sectional study carried out in the Piotrkowski District in October 2016 - February 2017 among 1668 socio-economically disadvantaged persons constituted the source of information for the present study. Barriers and motivators to smoking cessation among daily smokers were identified via face-to face interviews. RESULTS: About one-third of the studied population admitted to being current daily smokers, almost 75% of whom were heavy smokers. The most common barriers to quitting smoking were related to difficulties in quitting (62%), the lack of willingness to quit (56%), as well as addiction and withdrawal symptoms (craving cigarettes [65%], habit [56%], stress and mood swings [55%]). A significantly higher proportion of such barriers was noted among heavy smokers compared to light smokers (p < 0.05). The following motivations to quit were pointed out by the respondents: available pharmacotherapy (47%), access to a free-of-charge cessation clinic (40%), and encouragement and support provided by their doctor (30%), with no differences between various levels of smoking addiction (p > 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Developing effective interventions targeted at unique deprived populations requires understanding the barriers and motivators to quitting smoking. Social support and financial issues, including free-of-charge pharmacotherapy and cessation clinics, as well as doctor's encouragement and support, are crucial for successful smoking cessation in this vulnerable populationen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://ijomeh.eu/Perceived-barriers-and-motivators-to-smoking-cessation-among-socially-disadvantaged,99521,0,2.htmlen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectbarriersen_US
dc.subjectcessation treatment effectivenessen_US
dc.subjectmotivatorsen_US
dc.subjectsmoking cessationen_US
dc.subjecttobaccoen_US
dc.subjecttobacco controlen_US
dc.titlePerceived barriers and motivators to smoking cessation among socially-disadvantaged populations in Poland.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNofer Institute of Occupational Medicineen_US
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Healthen_US
dc.source.journaltitleInternational journal of occupational medicine and environmental health


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