IDENTIFICATION OF RISK FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH SMOKING AMONG MEDICAL STAFF AT SHARQ AL NILE LOCALITY PRIVATE HOSPITALS, KHARTOUM, SUDAN, 2015
Kamal Elbssir (PhD)*, Fatima Fadul Ali (PhD), Najlaa Siddig Nasir (PhD)
This was a descriptive cross sectional study aimed to determine the distribution of smoking among medical staff by job at Sharq Al Nile locality private hospitals, Khartoum, Sudan, 2015. Non-probability convenience sample was used to collect data, where 170 medical staff has been covered. Information was collected using questionnaire which designed to cover the objectives of the study. The study showed that the most factors associated with the spread of smoking among medical staff were: influence of society (friends and peers) (64.7%), the influence of Advertising and Media (23.5%)and other factors (11.8%). The study recommended that health education campaigns and programs about the risks of smoking in hospitals, Coordination of efforts in hospitals to reduce the distribution of smoking among medical staff especially nurse specialists, strengthen the rule of health promoter in hospitals to contribute in prevention of smoking problem and smoking should be strictly prohibited in public areas and hospitals.
Keywords: Identification of the factors associated with the smoking at Sharq Al Nile locality private hospitals Locality, Khartoum Sudan.
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