Assessment of patient's opinion towards tobacco cessation program in various de-addiction centers of Hyderabad, India: a cross sectional survey

Sai Krishna

Abstract


Aim: To assess the opinion of patients towards the tobacco cessation program that were enrolled / attending various tobacco de-addiction centers in Hyderabad.

Material and Methods: Data were collected from a sample of 128 tobacco users through a well-designed questionnaire which includes information on demographic data, duration and frequency of tobacco use, type of tobacco use etc.

Results: Sixty-eight percent of the participants recommended this program to those who wants to quit tobacco use. Fifty-four percent of the participants were satisfied with the tobacco cessation program.

Conclusions: Majority of the patients were satisfied with the counseling given to them in the de-addiction center. Periodic counseling is needed for the tobacco users to cease the habit.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19177/jrd.v4e42016108-111

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Journal of Research in Dentistry, University of Southern of Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, ISSN 2317-5907

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