The Prevalence of Cigarette Smoking among Adolescents in Marivan city- Iran: Based on Health Belief Model

Ghaderi, Naseh and Taymoori, Parvaneh and Yousefi, Fayegh and Nouri, Bijan (2016) The Prevalence of Cigarette Smoking among Adolescents in Marivan city- Iran: Based on Health Belief Model. International Journal of Pediatrics, 4 (9). pp. 3405-3413.

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Abstract

Background Cigarette smoking is a common problem among teenagers. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Cigarette Smoking among Teen Boys in Marivan city, based on Health Belief Model. Materials and Methods A cluster randomized sample of 470 male students with16.2±2.5 from 6 secondary schools of Marivan city- Iran, completed a self-report and questionnaire consisting of Health Belief Model constructs Data was analyzed by Chi-square and independent t-test, using SPSS-16. Results The rate of smoking the cigarette among students was 21/470 (4.7). The experience of smoking in the last 30 days and throughout life reported 6.4 and 34.7 respectively. Significant differences between smokers and nonsmokers were found for perceived benefits (P<0.05), perceived self-efficacy (P<0.05), and cues to action (P<0.05). Conclusion Based on results from the present study, increasing the perceived susceptibility could decrease smoking among students.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > International J Pediatrics
Depositing User: IJP IJP
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 12:44
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 12:44
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4523

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