One-Year Longitudinal Study of a No-Smoking Policy in a Medical Institution: Results (Part 2)

In: No-Smoking Policy

20 Oct 2012

Acceptance
Nearly 80 percent of employees, a clear majority, favored the no-smoking policy; this acceptance persisted one year after its implementation. Within the last six months of the analysis, this favorable attitude increased nearly 10 percentage points between this study’s last two surveys (p<0.001). buy asthma inhaler
It was of interest to learn, albeit with a relatively small subsample of 115 patients of whom 20 were smokers, that when asked how this policy would affect their future choice of a medical facility, 67 percent indicated that they would be less likely to use a “nosmoking” facility in the future (Table 2). In other words, the majority of patients who smoked indicated less inclination to use a health care facility that prohibited smoking. However, of those patients who were not in favor of the policy, 20 percent were themselves smokers.

Table 2—Effect of No-Smoking Policy on Choice of Health Care Facility* 

Smokers (%)

Nonsmokers (%)

Exsmokers (%)

More likely to seek institutions healthcare

2(1.7)

51 (44.3)

19(16.5)

No effect on decision

8 (7.0)

9(7.8)

6(5.2)

Less inclined to use Ochsner

20(66.7)

*N = 115; x*=78.8; df=4; p = 0.01.


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