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Potential impact of a pilot training program on smoking cessation intervention for tuberculosis DOTS providers in Malaysia

Awaisu, Ahmed and Nik Mohamed, Mohamad Haniki and Mohamad Noordin, Noorliza and Abd. Aziz, Noorizan and Syed Sulaiman, Syed Azhar and Muttalif, Abdul Razak and Ahmad Mahayiddin, Aziah (2010) Potential impact of a pilot training program on smoking cessation intervention for tuberculosis DOTS providers in Malaysia. Journal of Public Health, 18 (3). pp. 279-288. ISSN 0943-1853

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Abstract

Background The association between tuberculosis (TB)and tobacco smoking is becoming increasingly important. Smoking cessation may yield substantial positive effects on TB treatment outcomes, relapse, and future lung disease. Thus, TB directly observed therapy, short-course (TB DOTS) providers are uniquely positioned to intervene with those TB patients who are smokers. Unfortunately, most health care professionals are inadequately trained to provide such service.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5123/207
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smoking cessation intervention - Tuberculosis - DOTS providers - Nurses - Training
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Haniki Nik Mohamed
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2011 06:57
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2017 08:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/207

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