Praktik Dokter Terkait Perilaku Merokok Pasien

Pujianto Pujianto, Hasbullah Thabrany, Budi Hidayat, Michael Ong, Fitriah Fitriah

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Indonesia is in the second phase of tobacco epidemic shown by 23,7% of people age 10+ years are smoking. In tobacco control programs, physicians play significant roles. To know how Indonesian physicians behave in facing smoking habits, a survey to 96 practicing physicians in three clinical departments has been undertaken in Jakarta. The survey identified that only one in 50 (2,1%) physicians smoke daily. As high as 93.8% physicians know about negative impact of passive smokers, 84.4% know that low tar/nicotine has significant impact on health, 93.8% agree that physicians should be one of the role model to smoking cessation, and 95.8% agree on free smoke environment in all hospital premises. However, 66.7% physicians did not regularly asking smoking be-havior of their patients and 38% did not advice patients to stop smoking. Logistic regression produce 28.4 times higher probability of physicians in Lung and Heart Clinic to ask smoking behavior of their patients as compared to physicians in Internal Medicines. The authors suggest to introduce a special continuing medical education on smoking and smoking cessation of practicing physicians.
Original languageIndonesian
Pages (from-to)115-119
JournalKesmas: National Public Health Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

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