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Role of quit supporters and other factors associated with smoking abstinence in adolescent smokers: a prospective study on Quitline users in the Republic of Korea

Authors
 Min Kyung Lim  ;  Hee Jung Kim  ;  E Hwa Yun  ;  Jin-Kyoung Oh  ;  Eun Young Park  ;  Sang Hwa Shin  ;  Bo Yoon Jung  ;  Eun-Cheol Park 
Citation
 ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS, Vol.37(3) : 342-345, 2012 
Journal Title
 ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS 
ISSN
 0306-4603 
Issue Date
2012
MeSH
Adolescent ; Counseling* ; Family ; Female ; Follow-Up Studies ; Hotlines* ; Humans ; Male ; Proportional Hazards Models ; Prospective Studies ; Republic of Korea ; Self Efficacy ; Sex Distribution ; Smoking Cessation/methods* ; Smoking Cessation/psychology ; Smoking Prevention ; Social Support* ; Young Adult
Keywords
Adolescents ; Smoking ; Cessation ; Quitline ; Supporter ; Self-efficacy
Abstract
The aim of this study elucidated the effectiveness of Quitline among adolescent smokers, as well as other factors associated with adolescent smoking cessation in the Republic of Korea. For 642 adolescent Quitline users aged 13-19 years, the information on demographic characteristics, smoking and cessation related factors, and cessation outcome was collected. Cox proportional hazard models were applied. 13.4% of boys and 6.6% of girls maintained smoking cessation for 1 year. Having a high level of self-efficacy had a preventive effect on relapse in both genders. Boys with parents or other family members as quit supporters, and boys with a higher number of past cessation attempts, were more likely to relapse. It was even more pronounced among boys who reported low self-efficacy. Relapse was increased with marginal significance among girls with parents or other family members as quit supporters. It is evident that Quitline is an effective way to encourage adolescent smoking cessation in Korea. Reinforcing self-efficacy and enhancing the cooperative behaviors of parents or other family member quit supporters could be additional contributors for maintaining cessation among adolescent smokers who want to quit.
Full Text
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306460311003698
DOI
22133534
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Park, Eun-Cheol(박은철) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2306-5398
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/89388
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