Stressful life events, resources, and access: Key considerations in quitting smoking at an Aboriginal Medical Service

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Show simple item record DiGiacomo, M Davidson, PM Davison, J Moore, L Abbott, P 2012-02-10T06:09:05Z 2007-04
dc.identifier.citation Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 2007, 31 (2), pp. 174 - 176
dc.identifier.issn 1326-0200
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract Objective: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience adverse health outcomes and have high rates of smoking and related illnesses. This brief report describes stress as a barrier to quitting smoking derived from reflections within an Aboriginal Medical Service and makes recommendations for intervention development. Methods: A high-intensity smoking cessation program was conducted within a suburban Aboriginal Medical Service in Western Sydney, Australia, over a 10-month period. The intervention included weekly cessation counselling sessions and dispensation of free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). Results: During the observation period, 32 clients made quit attempts. To date, three clients (9%) have quit smoking. Chronic and intercurrent life stressors were noted to be the main barriers to smoking cessation described by participants. Conclusions: Achieving smoking cessation among Indigenous people is made significantly more complex because of multiple life stressors experienced. Implications: Future interventions targeting Indigenous Australians should take greater account of stressful life events and their impact on quitting smoking. © 2007 The Authors. Journal Compilation © 2007 Public Health Association of Australia.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2007.00037.x
dc.title Stressful life events, resources, and access: Key considerations in quitting smoking at an Aboriginal Medical Service
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 31
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 174 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 176 en_US FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1117 Public Health and Health Services
dc.personcode 111875
dc.personcode 110950
dc.percentage 100 en_US Public Health and Health Services en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Indigenous health services
dc.description.keywords Life change events
dc.description.keywords Psychological stress
dc.description.keywords Smoking cessation
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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