Show simple item record Ndlovu, Nkanyiso Matlala, Sogo France Kekana, Mokoko Percy Ntuli, Thembelihle Sam 2020-06-02T13:15:24Z 2020-06-02T13:15:24Z 2020-02-18
dc.identifier.issn 1937-8688.
dc.description Article published in the Pan African Medical Journal. 2020;35:46. doi:10.11604/pamj.2020.35.46.1534 en_US
dc.description.abstract Introduction: annually, many people die due to being exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) which they experience at a number of premises that include health institutions. Scientists agree that there is no safe exposure level to SHS, however, in the City of Bulawayo many people are exposed to SHS. There are great expectations from communities for health professionals to reduce SHS exposure-related morbidity and mortality. This study sought to establish exposure to SHS in health institutions and sources of knowledge on SHS. Methods: a cross-sectional study, with participants randomly selected from residents visiting the 13 municipal revenue halls in the City of Bulawayo, was conducted. Data were collected through a structured questionnaire and were analyzed by performing descriptive and multivariate logistic regression. Results: 26.3% (N = 419) of respondents who had been to health institutions in the previous 30 days had been exposed to SHS within those institutions. Almost all the respondents (85.4%) had never received a lesson on SHS from a health professional or had last received one three months before the survey. Furthermore, 74% of respondents had not seen posters on SHS or had last seen one more than three months before the survey. Conclusion: health professional should collaborate with other professionals in the fight against exposure to SHS as evidenced by the high prevalence of exposure in the health institutions and low health education given on SHS exposure in the City of Bulawayo en_US
dc.format.extent 07 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Pan African Medical Journal en_US
dc.relation.requires pdf en_US
dc.subject Exposure en_US
dc.subject Secondhand smoke en_US
dc.subject Tobacco control en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tobacco smoke pollution - Health aspects --Zimbabwe. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Passive smoking en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Smoking en_US
dc.subject.mesh Public Health en_US
dc.title Exposure to secondhand smoke in health institutions and sources of knowledge: a cross-sectional study from the city of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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