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Objectives: Determination rate of smoking and some related factors to the accessibility of counseling and smoking cessation services in patients with chronic lung disease at Nga Nam Medical Center, Soc Trang in 2020.
Subjects and research methods: Cross-sectional descriptive study with analysis. The toolkit is based on “The Ministry of Health’s 2018 Tobacco Harm Prevention Guidelines” and related research.
Results and discussions: The smoking rate of patients is 59.9%. The number of people accessing tobacco cessation counseling services is lowing with 29.9%. The results of multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that have relationship between the ability to access counseling services, smoking cessation and smoking (OR = 0.042; p < 0.005), gender (OR = 0.067; p < 0.005), occupation (p < 0.005).
Conclusions and recommendations: Patients need to actively learn about the harmful effects of smoking as well as smoking cessation methods and services. The health sector needs to develop plans and provide counseling and smoking cessation services for patients. When educating, it is necessary to pay attention to the patient's psychology, gender and occupation.
Smoking cigarettes, smoking cessation counseling services, chronic lung disease
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