Factors associated with attempt to quit smoking among adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Breathing test was reported by 83% of former (n=7,401) and 77% of current (n=5,817) smokers (p<0.001). Quit attempt was reported by 66% (n=3,663) of current smokers. Breathing test was not associated (odds ratio (OR): 0.92; 95 % confidence interval (CI): 0.73-1.16) with cessation (model 1). Quit attempt was more likely in: those with a breathing test (OR =1.4; CI: 1.1-1.9), black (OR=3.2; CI: 2.1-4.9) versus white non-Hispanic, those with comorbidity (OR=2.6; CI: 2.1-3.2), adults who reported any exercise (OR=2.05; CI: 1.6-2.6) and who had seen a doctor for shortness of breath (OR=1.3; CI: 1.1-1.7).
A diagnostic breathing test in adults with COPD does not predict smoking cessation but is a factor related to making a quit attempt. A quit attempt is the first step towards cessation. Administration of a breathing test followed by cessation assistance in current smokers with COPD may increase cessation success.
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Chronic disease management and prevention
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
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Describe factors associated with attempt to quit smoking among adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Keyword(s): Smoking Cessation, Chronic Diseases
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