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The correlations of knowledge, attitude, and smoking behaviour with smoking cessation effort at coffee shops in Banda Aceh, Indonesia

  • Muhammad Faris Alfianto ,
  • Yopie Afriandi Habibie ,
  • Muhammad Ridwan ,
  • Teuku Zulfikar ,
  • Liza Salawati ,

Abstract

Background: The highest prevalence of smokers aged 15 years and above is occupied by the Republic of Indonesia with a percentage reaching 76.2%. Aceh Province leads the highest prevalence of smokers aged of ≥10 years (24.0%) compared to the mean of Indonesia (24.3%). Researchers are encouraged to discuss about smoking cessation efforts that might be carried out by the knowledge, attitudes, and smoking habits in the people of the City of Banda Aceh.  

Methods: This study aims to find out the correlation between knowledge, attitudes and smoking behaviour towards the smoking cessation efforts in Banda Aceh. Using a cross-sectional design with accidental sampling technique at six most visited coffee shops in Banda Aceh. All the data were collected using GATS (Global Adult Tobacco Surveillance) questionnaire that had been modified, and conducted by direct interview. All respondent had received signed informed consent.

Results: A total of 111 active smokers was collected. This study indicated that smokers have average smoking cessation efforts more than 30 days (41.4%), dominantly well educated (60.4%), neutral attitude (72.1%), and mild smokers (79.3%). We also found that smoking cessation efforts were influenced by knowledge (p=0.036), attitudes (p=0.025), and smoking behaviour (p=0.001).

Conclusion: There are correlations between knowledge, attitudes, and smoking behaviour towards the smoking cessation efforts in Banda Aceh.

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How to Cite

Alfianto, M. F., Habibie, Y. A., Ridwan, M., Zulfikar, T., & Salawati, L. (2020). The correlations of knowledge, attitude, and smoking behaviour with smoking cessation effort at coffee shops in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Bali Medical Journal, 9(2), 451–455. https://doi.org/10.15562/bmj.v9i2.1729

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