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Title: Using peer led health education intervention to improve in-school adolescents’ cigarette smoking related knowledge, attitude and behaviour in a North West Nigeria State
Authors: Mansur, Raji
Abubakar, Isa
Mansur, Oche
Aminu, Kaoje
Balarabe, Isah
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Health behavior in adolescence;κατευθυνόμενος από ομότιμους;μόρφωση για την υγεία;κάπνισμα τσιγάρου;έφηβοι;peer-led;health education
Subjects: Ιατρική
Πνευμονολογία
Medicine
Pulmonology
Issue Date: 27-Jan-2015
Dec-2014
Date of availability: 27-Jan-2015
Publisher: Insight Medical Publishing
Abstract: Background: Cigarette smoking usually commences during adolescence and continues into adult life. The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of peer-led intervention on cigarette smoking knowledge, attitude and behaviour of in-school adolescents’ in Sokoto metropolis, North-west, Nigeria. Method and Material: This was a quasi-experimental study, conducted in 3 stages using a study and control group. A total of 114 students each were selected into both groups by two-stage sampling technique. Two peer led health education interventions were administered to respondents in the study group after which questionnaires was administered to both groups. Data was analysed using SPSS, all tests were conducted in 2 tails, and level of significance was 5%. Results: In the study group, the proportion of respondents with adequate cigarette smoking knowledge increased from 75.4% to 97.2% (P=0.000), there was a reduction in the proportion of respondents who supported cigarette being sold to minors (P=0.000), which was significant and there was an increase in the proportion of respondents who would leave a place where cigarette is being smoked (P=0.000). Conclusion: The peer-led intervention was effective at improving respondents’ cigarette smoking related knowledge, attitude and behaviour. A sustained health education program should be set up in schools.
Language: English
Citation: Mansur, R., Abubakar, I., Mansur, O., Aminu, K., Balarabe, I. (2014) Using peer led health education intervention to improve in-school adolescents’ cigarette smoking related knowledge, attitude and behaviour in a North West Nigeria State. “Health Science Journal”. 8(4). p. 485 - 494.
Journal: Health Science Journal
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11400/4848
Appears in Collections:Τόμος 8, τεύχος 4 (Οκτ. - Δεκ. 2014)

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