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Improvement of cognition for smoking cessation support in nurses who received Japanese Smoking Cessation Educational Program: Program contents and evaluation methods, background of participants
 
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Community Health Nursing Section, National Defense Medical College, Saitama, Japan
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College of Nursing, Aichi Medical University, Aichi, Japan
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Center for Cancer Control and Information Services, Tokyo, Japan
Publication date: 2019-10-12
 
Tob. Induc. Dis. 2019;17(Suppl 1):A11
 
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ABSTRACT
Objective:
The purpose of this study is to assess the improvement of cognition for smoking cessation support among nurses who received Japanese Smoking Cessation Educational Program. In this presentation, we present the program contents and evaluation method to be implemented in the smoking cessation educational program, as well as the background of the participants.

Methods:
The smoking cessation workshop for nurses was held six times in 2018 with the cooperation of the prefectural nursing association. *This project is implemented with research and development funds of the National Cancer Research Center and research funds of the Global Bridge.
Program contents
The program consisted of lectures and exercises to “provide information on the harm of active smoking and passive smoking” and “smoking cessation support, including counseling skills.” One program covered five hours.
Evaluation method
A questionnaire survey was administered before and after the program.
Main survey items:
Before the program, basic attributes, number of working years in nursing, number of working years in smoking cessation, smoking cessation status, learning status of smoking cessation, confidence, and importance of smoking cessation, etc. After the workshop, impressions of the workshop, including degree of satisfaction and learning in the workshop, confidence, and importance of smoking cessation support, etc.
This study was approved by the ethics committee of the organization.

Results:
Number of participants (collected number of surveys): Kyoto Prefecture (twice, in total), 77 (71); Yamagata Prefecture 88 (84); Tochigi Prefecture, 42 (42); Okinawa Prefecture, 85 (77); and Osaka Prefecture, 78 (78). Total, 370 (352). The survey recovery rate was 95.1% Mean age: 43 .8 ± 10.5 years Female: 93.1% Rate of professional nursing in smoking cessation support: 53.6%.

Conclusions:
About half of participants in this training were not involved in smoking cessation professionally, and there was found to be a need among a wide range of nurses.

FUNDING
This project is implemented with research and development funds of the National Cancer Research Center and research funds of the Global Bridge.
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