Year 2019, Volume 17, Issue 1, Pages 50 - 64 2019-04-30

Smoking status of medical students in the English program of a university in Nicosia
Lefkoşa’daki bir üniversitenin İngilizce programındaki tıp öğrencilerinin sigara içme durumu

Özen Aşut [1] , Songül Vaizoğlu [2] , Rami Y Sadeh [3] , Bashar Alaber [4] , Mariam Jabaly [5] , Mohammad Laila [6] , Ahmed Al Zuwawi [7] , Mohammad FS Shatnawi [8] , Wadee JS Mezher [9] , Sanda Cali [10]

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Objectives: The objective of this study was to determine the status of smoking among medical students and related factors. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among the total 566 medical students enrolled in the English program of the Near East University, Faculty of Medicine in Nicosia, Northern Cyprus. A questionnaire of 20 questions was handed out to the students to find out about their smoking status (lifetime and current smoking), and related factors. The data were analyzed using SPSS 18.0.0. For the analyzed parameters, descriptive statistics were calculated and marginal and cross tables were prepared. The p value accepted as significant was p<0.05. Results: The response rate was 80.6% (456 of 566 students). Lifetime smoking rate was 47.7%, (60.3% of for male students, 35.6% for female students) and current smoking rate was 32.7% (42.4 % for male students, 23.4% for female students); 41.3% of the smokers had started smoking after admission to medical school. Conclusions: The smoking prevalence among medical students was high. Medical education did not seem to be influential on the smoking status among students of the English program of the medical school.

Amaç: Bu araştırmanın amacı tıp öğrencilerinin sigara içme durumunu ve ilişkili etmenleri belirlemektir. Yöntem: Lefkoşa, Kuzey Kıbrıs’ta bulunanYakın Doğu Üniversitesi İngilizce Tıp programında kayıtlı 566 tıp öğrencisi arasında kesitsel bir araştırma yürütülmüştür. Öğrencilere 20 soruluk bir anket uygulanarak yaşam boyu ve halen sigara içme durumu ve ilişkili etmenler araştırıldı. Veriler SPSS 18.0.0. programı ile değerlendirildi. Tanımlayıcı istatistikler hesaplanarak marjinal ve çapraz tablolar hazırlandı. Önemli kabul edilen p değeri <0.05 idi. Bulgular: Ankete yanıt hızı %80.6 (566 öğrencinin 456’sı) bulundu. Yaşam boyu sigara içme hızı %47.7%, (erkeklerde %60.3, kadınlarda %35.6) ve halen sigara içme hızı %32.7% (erkeklerde %42.4, kadınlarda %23.4) olarak saptanmıştır; sigara içenlerin %41.3’ü sigaraya tıp fakültesine girdikten sonra başlamışlardır. Sonuç: Tıp öğrencilerindeki sigara içme prevalansı yüksektir. Tıp eğitiminin İngilizce tıp öğrencilerinin sigara içme durumuna etkili olmadığı izlenimi edinilmiştir.


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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Original Research
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-9604-4037
Author: Özen Aşut (Primary Author)
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-9279-1740
Author: Songül Vaizoğlu

Orcid: 0000-0003-3696-7910
Author: Rami Y Sadeh

Orcid: 0000-0002-9323-8565
Author: Bashar Alaber

Orcid: 0000-0001-6315-0610
Author: Mariam Jabaly

Orcid: 0000-0002-4676-7907
Author: Mohammad Laila

Orcid: 0000-0002-9846-2179
Author: Ahmed Al Zuwawi

Orcid: 0000-0002-0690-5033
Author: Mohammad FS Shatnawi

Orcid: 0000-0003-3737-6944
Author: Wadee JS Mezher

Orcid: 0000-0001-9929-2637
Author: Sanda Cali

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APA Aşut, Ö , Vaizoğlu, S , Sadeh, R , Alaber, B , Jabaly, M , Laila, M , Zuwawi, A , Shatnawi, M , Mezher, W , Cali, S . (2019). Smoking status of medical students in the English program of a university in Nicosia. Turkish Journal of Public Health, 17 (1), 50-64. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/tjph/issue/44103/413169
MLA Aşut, Ö , Vaizoğlu, S , Sadeh, R , Alaber, B , Jabaly, M , Laila, M , Zuwawi, A , Shatnawi, M , Mezher, W , Cali, S . "Smoking status of medical students in the English program of a university in Nicosia". Turkish Journal of Public Health 17 (2019): 50-64 <http://dergipark.org.tr/tjph/issue/44103/413169>
Chicago Aşut, Ö , Vaizoğlu, S , Sadeh, R , Alaber, B , Jabaly, M , Laila, M , Zuwawi, A , Shatnawi, M , Mezher, W , Cali, S . "Smoking status of medical students in the English program of a university in Nicosia". Turkish Journal of Public Health 17 (2019): 50-64
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ISNAD Aşut, Özen , Vaizoğlu, Songül , Sadeh, Rami Y , Alaber, Bashar , Jabaly, Mariam , Laila, Mohammad , Zuwawi, Ahmed Al , Shatnawi, Mohammad FS , Mezher, Wadee JS , Cali, Sanda . "Smoking status of medical students in the English program of a university in Nicosia". Turkish Journal of Public Health 17 / 1 (April 2019): 50-64.