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Ethiopian health care delivery system’s responsiveness to smoking cessation therapy and its predictors: A mixed method study in Ethiopia
 
 
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Wachemo University, Hossana, Ethiopia
Publish date: 2018-10-03
 
Tob. Induc. Dis. 2018;16(Suppl 3):A69
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ABSTRACT:
Introduction:
Tobacco is one of the leading public health burdens, killing six million people globally each year. The health system and health care providers can play a major role in tobacco cessation interventions to their patients. But Ethiopian health systems responsiveness level and care providers knowledge, attitude and practice level were not well understood.

Objective:
To assess health care delivery system’s responsiveness to smoking cessation services and its associated factors in Ethiopia.

Methods:
A cross sectional study was employed both quantitative and qualitative methods. The quantitative study was used to determine knowledge, attitude, and practice of health workers with a sample of 323. SPSS software was used for analysis. Qualitative data that was collected from key informants and transcribed translated and thematized.

Results:
Majority of the health care providers had poor knowledge and negative attitude and below average level of practice towards providing cessation intervention. In the multivariate analysis; being female, receiving training, having good knowledge score, and having positive attitude were associated with the above average practice. Data from the key informants indicated that no well-organized and established system in Ethiopia.

Conclusions:
Funding source was center for Tobacco Control in Africa and International Development Research Centre.

CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Temesgen Tamirat   
Wachemo University, Hossana, Ethiopia
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