J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs.  2011 Jun;22(2):173-183. 10.12799/jkachn.2011.22.2.173.

Factors Associated with the Preparation Stage to Quit Smoking among College Smokers

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Semyung University, Korea. kspaek@semyung.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Nursing, Joongbu University, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was to compare the Transtheoretical Model components according to the stage of change in smoking cessation behavior and identify factors associated with preparation to quit smoking among college smokers.
METHODS
Data were collected from 224 undergraduate students using the self-report questionnaire. The survey variables comprised the stage of change in smoking cessation, self-efficacy, and decisional balance and process of change in smoking cessation.
RESULTS
There were significant differences in self-efficacy, cons of smoking, and the process of change according to the stage of change in smoking cessation behavior. Cons of smoking and self liberation were significant factors related to the preparation stage of smoking cessation.
CONCLUSION
Strategies to enhance cons of smoking and self liberation in college smokers will be an important intervention component to prepare and plan smoking cessation in future studies.

Keyword

Smoking cessation; Self efficacy

MeSH Terms

Humans
Self Efficacy
Smoke*
Smoking Cessation
Smoking*
Surveys and Questionnaires
Smoke
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