The Associated Factors of Smoking around School-Aged Children and the Intervention Development Using the Theory of Reasoned Action

Project: A - Government Institutionb - Ministry of Science and Technology

Project Details

Description

Exposure of children to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) contributes to asthma and respiratory tract diseases. It also linked to early age of tobacco use at the start and development of severe nicotine addiction in adolescent or adult. Despite increased awareness of the risks to the health of non-smokers of ETS exposure among parents, more than half young children remains exposed to ETS in the home. The aim of this study was to examine how reasoned action theory explore the smoking-parents’ attitude, intention and behavior towards the ETS exposure of their school -age children from parents, and collect information of related factors. A second aim of the study was to develop a school-program intervention involved children and parents to prevent ETS exposure. A qualitative study is conducted in the first year. Self-reported information is obtained for interview with smoking parents. The sequent population survey by using questionnaire quantitatively measures the prevalence and decision-making factors of parents smoking in where their children at. Base of the effort in previous years assist to conduct a smoke-free family intervention program to prevent smoking-parents use tobacco in the presence of their children. An evaluation of the intervention will be carried out after implement the program. The results of this study will provide the information to health professional while make comprehensive tobacco control program and policy-making.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date8/1/107/31/12

Keywords

  • theory of reasoned action
  • environmental tobacco smoke
  • parents smoking
  • children in school age
  • smoke-free family
  • smoke-free school
  • school nursing