P05 - Analysis of knowledge, perceptions and self-confidence regarding tobacco control among graduating nursing students in Portugal

Vera Afreixo, Marília Rua, Sofia Belo Ravara, M´ónica Condinho, Carlos Albuquerque, Pedro Aguiar, Jorge Bonito
In the 20th century, the tobacco epidemic killed around 100 million people worldwide, and in the present century can be the cause of billions of deaths. WHO advocates that the solution to this global epidemic, which is a risk factor for six of the eight leading causes of death in the world, is within our reach. The Government of Portugal signed the Framework Convention of the World Health Organization for Tobacco Control on January 9th, 2004, approving it and transposing it into national law on
more » ... November 8th, 2005. The National Health Plan 2012-2016 considered smoking a priority health problem, and in 2012 it was created the National Program for Smoking Prevention and Control, a priority health program developed by the Director General of Health (DGS). With reference to this framework, the DGS launched a public tender for the study of evaluation of the acquisition of professional skills in the field of prevention and treatment of smoking during the nursing degree's final year. This study aims to explore attitudes, knowledge, perceptions of curricula contents and confidence to intervene in tobacco control among graduating nursing students in Portugal. Methods: The research design is mixed in nature, observational, transversal and analytical. We opted for a no-probabilistic sampling. In 2016, a national-wide survey was carried out using a multiple-dimension questionnaire (administered online and in the classroom) applied to 2589 participants, obtaining 1100 validated answers (42.5%). For the confidence interval of 95%, the error sample is 2.24%. Likert summative scales were chosen. The questionnaire prepared for this study is composed of 110 items. The questionnaire has 8 dimensions: I - Sociodemographic information; II - Prevalence of consumption of tobacco products; III - Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke; IV - Attitudes and knowledge; V - Perceptions of theoretical training received; VI - Perceptions of practical training received; VII - Perceived skills acquisition; VIII - Perceptions on peda [...]
doi:10.34624/jshd.v1i1.2452 fatcat:z66qehxi2naq3iboyyuo3wwtk4