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dc.contributor.authorBabineau, K
dc.contributor.authorO Dea, S
dc.contributor.authorCourtney, G
dc.contributor.authorClancy, L
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-22T14:20:18Z
dc.date.available2016-09-22T14:20:18Z
dc.date.issued2016-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/620592
dc.descriptionRecent advancements in the treatment of HIV have significantly improved long-term health outcomes and life expectancy among people living with HIV/AIDS. As such, healthcare professionals have begun to focus more seriously on health protective behaviour changes that could further reduce mortality including smoking and tobacco dependence. A cross-sectional survey was conducted with 438 people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) attending a clinic in an urban area to measure current smoking behaviours. After removing missing data, the final sample was 402 service users. Among those surveyed 141 (35.0%) were current smokers with 35 (8.2%) ex-smokers. Rates among key sub-groups were higher. Comparatively, smoking prevalence was very low among African migrants (8, 7.2%), particularly African born women (1, 1.3%). In line with international studies, smoking prevalence among PLWHA was nearly double that of the general population. These findings come at a time when smoking in the general population in Ireland is at an all-time low, making the need to address tobacco dependence among PLWHA all the more vitalen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.imj.ieen
dc.subjectHIV INFECTIONen
dc.subjectBEHAVIOURAL CHANGEen
dc.titleSmoking behaviour among people living with HIV and AIDS: a sub-group comparisonen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen


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