Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Assessment of smoking prevalence and status among students of senior courses of medico-prophylactic and therapeutic faculties of Samara State Medical University

Year: 2011, volume 7 Issue: №2 Pages: 497-501
Heading: Sociology of Medicine Article type: Original article
Authors: Mokina N.A., Averina О.М.
Organization: Samara State Medical University

The article provides data on prevalence and smoking status assessment among students of senior courses of medical university, the purpose of the study was to evaluate smoking prevalence and status in students of medical university in order to develop recommendations on healthy life style promotion. 58 senior students, 18 men and 40 women, were under study. Screening survey, spirometry, Fagerstrem test, questionnaires on motivation to stop smoking and test to reveal chronic bronchitis were held. Smoking was highly spread among the students of therapeutic faculty. The longest period of smoking was detected among male students of medico-prophylactic, and the highest intensity was revealed among female students of therapeutic faculty. Nicotine addiction in all groups was described as «very weak» and the highest degree was marked among men of medico-prophylactic faculty in particularly. Unwillingness of students (lack of motivation) to stop smoking was determined

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