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The 13th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health
Building capacity for a tobacco-free world
July 12-15, 2006, Washington, DC, USA
Objective: 1. To gain information about the description process of interaction between smoking physician and their patients within the context of smoking cessation at the Clinic of Indonesian Cancer Foundation, in Bandung, Indonesia 2. To identify the potential opportunities to improve smoking cessation attempts based on the knowledge,believe and behaviours of both actors.
Methods: A descriptive cross sectional study has been done through questionnaire technique upon 100 physicians and there patients , located in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, as it encompased north urban and rural populations. The sample size was determined using the random, multi stage sampling method to adequately reflect the population density, literacy rate and gender frequency Analyses in this study were conducted with the statistical software package SPSS.
Results: The study showed that the majority of the smokers patients are males (91.3%). The mean age of starting to smoke was 15-19 years old (68%) and they tend to smoke mild cigarettes (51%), also they choose the brands that are promoted most heavily and advertising reinforces the smoking habit (63%). Since those smokers patients are teenagers so they aren't aware and know the danger of smoking (96%), but only (78%) of them has the desire of quitting. This study is still in progress and will be ready on May 2006.