J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs.  2012 Dec;23(4):358-365. 10.12799/jkachn.2012.23.4.358.

Factors Contributing to the Intention to Quit Smoking in Community-dwelling Elderly Smokers

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  • 1College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Yangsan, Korea. jungok.yu@pusan.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to investigate factors associated with the intention to quit smoking in community-dwelling elderly smokers.
METHODS
From the database of the Fourth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES-IV), the researchers selected 448 elderly smokers over the age of 65. Data were analyzed with the chi2 test and multiple logistic regression using the SPSS/WIN 18.0 program.
RESULTS
Of the respondents, 45.5% intended to quit. The factors associated with the intention to quit were relative youth, having limit of activity day living and having past attempts to quit.
CONCLUSION
Population-based smoking cessation programs, especially those targeted at the elderly, should take these predictors into consideration in the design of interventions.

Keyword

Aged; Smoking cessation; Intention
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