Smoking behaviour and attitudes in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The Radboud experience.
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SourceInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 10, 2, (2010), pp. 195-199
1 februari 2010
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Cardio Thoracic Surgery
Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
SubjectNCEBP 14: Cardiovascular diseases; NCEBP 4: Quality of hospital and integrated care
Changes in smoking behaviour and attitudes of 2642 patients, undergoing cardiac surgery, between January 2000 and July 2008 were studied. All patients completed a preoperative questionnaire concerning smoking behaviour and attitude. Study endpoints are behaviour and attitude in relation to tobacco use in hospitals, cessation smoking before and after the operation. Over the years there have been no notable differences in smoking behaviour, however, significantly less patients accept smoking in the hospital (0.9% vs. 5.3%). Significantly more patients stopped within the two weeks before surgery (9.4% vs. 5.3%). The percentage of patients who did not have the intention to stop smoking after the operation did not decrease significantly. Significantly less older patients smoke (1.6% vs. 13.4%) and are less tolerant towards smoking in the hospital (1.8% vs. 4.1%). A significant higher percentage of older patients have stopped smoking over five years before the operation. Concerning the intention to stop smoking after the operation, there is no significant difference. These results show that over the years, patients undergoing cardiac surgery seem to be more aware about the relation between health and smoking. This is not related to the type of operation, however, apparently with age.
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