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Prevalence and influences on smoking in people with learning disabilities

Whitaker, Simon and Hughes, Mandy (2003) Prevalence and influences on smoking in people with learning disabilities. The British Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 49 (2). pp. 91-97. ISSN 0969-7950

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    Abstract

    The people attending the three local
    social education centres (SECs) and those
    attending the “Into Independence” and
    “Community Access” courses at the local
    technical college who smoked were identified.
    A questionnaire on knowledge and
    attitude to smoking was then given to
    each smoker as well as to a group of
    matched controls (matched on age sex and
    approximate degree of learning disability
    who attended the same facility). A similar
    questionnaire was also given to the carers
    of the smokers and the carers of the controls.
    It was found that the overall prevalence
    rate of smoking was only two percent,
    and that there was no significant difference
    in the knowledge about smoking
    between the smokers and controls; however,
    the smokers were significantly more
    likely to live with someone

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
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    Depositing User: Simon Whitaker
    Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2009 09:03
    Last Modified: 22 Dec 2010 16:43
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/4294

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