Pattern of Smoking Among Tuberculosis Patients : An Analysis in A Tertiary Care Hospital

Authors

  • Ahmed Tanjimul Islam Department of Medicine,Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Rajshahi
  • Md Jawadul Haque Department of Community Medicine, Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Rajshahi
  • Md Azizul Hoque Department of Medicine, Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Rajshahi
  • Rubab Tarannum Islam Department of Pharmacy, University of Science & Technology Chittagong (USTC), Chittagong

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v15i1.28756

Keywords:

Tuberculosis, Smoking pattern, Tobacco

Abstract

Background: Tuberculosis is among the major causes of illness and death worldwide especially in Asia. Smoking is associated with recurrent tuberculosis and its related mortality. Also, it could affect clinical manifestations, bacteriological conversion and outcome of treatment. This study aimed to evaluate the pattern of tobacco smoking, history of previous quit attempts and attitude towards quitting in tuberculosis patients.

Materials and Methods: It was a cross-sectional study done amongst tuberculosis patients presented to DOTS corner of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital. 315 patients entered the study as "First Come First Serve". Selfreported questionnaires were designed according to the standard questionnaires of smoking pattern.

Results: Sixty one percent (61%) patients (n=192) were smoker before the diagnosis of tuberculosis. 51.1% were current smokers at the time of interview and were continuing smoking after the diagnosis of tuberculosis. Only 10.2% discontinued smoking after diagnosis. 68.2% smokes less than 10 cigarettes per day. 53.1% was between 31-50 age group. 21-30 is the commonest age group (62%) to start smoking is and 66.1% smoked less than 10 years before diagnosis. To reduce stress was the most common cause to continue smoking (48.9%). 71.9% smokers showed keen interest to stop smoking.

Conclusion: Considering the prevalence of smoking in tuberculosis patients, evaluation of tobacco smoking status in such patients and motivating them to quit smoking could be considered as important steps in their treatment process.

Chatt  Shi Hosp Med Coll J; Vol.15 (1); Jan 2016; Page 22-25

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Ahmed Tanjimul Islam, Department of Medicine,Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Rajshahi



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Published

2016-07-17

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Islam, A. T., Haque, M. J., Hoque, M. A., & Islam, R. T. (2016). Pattern of Smoking Among Tuberculosis Patients : An Analysis in A Tertiary Care Hospital. Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College Journal, 15(1), 22–25. https://doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v15i1.28756

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