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Characterization of Smoking Habits Patterns in Medical Doctors of a Central Hospital in Portugal - What Has Changed After 15 Years? A Comparative Cross-sectional Study

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02913989
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 26, 2016
Last Update Posted : September 26, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rafaela Campanha, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental

Brief Summary:

Abstract: Tobacco dependence remains one of the primary health care concerns worldwide. Attitude of healthcare professionals towards smoking is crucial for any long-term prevention and smoking cessation program.

Objectives: Analyze smoking habits of medical doctors from a central hospital in Lisbon (2014), comparing results between medical versus surgical specialities. Results were compared with those obtained in 1999.

Design and setting: A voluntary and anonymous questionnaire was distributed to all physicians for a period of 4 months. The questions included sociodemographic data, smoking habits characterization, attitudes towards smoking, importance attribute to smoking cessation programme in the hospital and knowledge of the 2008 country law.

Participants: All medical doctors working in the central hospital studied between 1/1/2014 and 30/6/2014 Outcome measures: The primary outcome measure was to characterize the smoking habits of medical doctors. Secondary outcomes included comparison of results between surgical and medical groups and with those obtain in a similar study in 1999.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Smoking Cessation; Tobacco Dependence Other: Smoking habits characterization

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 423 participants
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Study Start Date : March 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2016

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Doctors from Medical Specialities
Doctors from Medical Specialities A voluntary and anonymous questionnaire was distributed to all physicians for a period of 4 months. The questions included sociodemographic data, smoking habits characterization, attitudes towards smoking, importance attribute to smoking cessation programme in the hospital and knowledge of the 2008 country law.
Other: Smoking habits characterization
Doctors from Surgical Specialities
Doctors from Surgical Specialities A voluntary and anonymous questionnaire was distributed to all physicians for a period of 4 months. The questions included sociodemographic data, smoking habits characterization, attitudes towards smoking, importance attribute to smoking cessation programme in the hospital and knowledge of the 2008 country law.
Other: Smoking habits characterization



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Analyze smoking habits of medical doctors from a central hospital in Lisbon (2014), comparing results between medical versus surgical specialities. [ Time Frame: 1 March 2014 - 30 June 2014 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Comparison of smoking habits of medical doctors in 2014 with a similar study in 1999 in the same hospital. [ Time Frame: 1999 and 2014 - 15 years ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All medical doctors working in the central hospital studied between 1/1/2014 and 30/6/2014
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All medical doctors working in the central hospital studied between 1/1/2014 and 30/6/2014

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not a medical doctor

Responsible Party: Rafaela Campanha, MD, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02913989     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1
First Posted: September 26, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 26, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tobacco Use Disorder
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders