Influence of rural non-smoking adolescents' sense of coherence and exposure to household smoking on their commitment to a smoke-free lifestyle

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dc.contributor.author Ayo-Yusuf, Olalekan A.
dc.contributor.author Rantao, Masego M.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-06T06:31:12Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-06T06:31:12Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.description.abstract This 18-month longitudinal study examined the influence of adolescents’ sense of coherence (SOC) and exposure to household smoking on their commitment to a smoke-free lifestyle. This study investigated a representative sample of 8th graders from 21 randomly selected high schools in the rural Limpopo Province of South Africa (n = 2,119). Of the total sample of 2,119 participants, 294 (14%) reported smoking at baseline and were therefore excluded from further analysis. Of those who did not smoke at baseline, 98.1% (n = 1,767) reported no intention of smoking in the upcoming 12 months. Of those who completed follow-up and had no intention of smoking at baseline (n = 1,316), 89.1% still did not smoke and remained committed to being smoke-free. Having a lower SOC, reporting alcohol binge-drinking at baseline, and having a household member who regularly smokes indoors (OR = 0.46: 0.26–0.82), as compared to not having any smoker in the household, were associated with lower odds of honoring a commitment to a smoke-free lifestyle. Furthermore, those who identified themselves as black Africans, as opposed to belonging to other race groups, were more likely to maintain a smoke-free lifestyle. Our findings suggest that interventions to prevent adolescent smoking should prioritize stress-coping skills and promote smoke-free homes. en_ZA
dc.description.department Community Dentistry en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2016 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Ayo-Yusuf, OA & Rantao, MM 2013, 'Influence of rural non-smoking adolescents' sense of coherence and exposure to household smoking on their commitment to a smoke-free lifestyle', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (open access), vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 2427-2440. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1660-4601
dc.identifier.other 10.3390/ijerph10062427
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/58356
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher MDPI Publishing en_ZA
dc.rights © 2013 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). en_ZA
dc.subject Smoke-free households en_ZA
dc.subject Adolescents en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.subject Sense of coherence (SOC) en_ZA
dc.subject Smoke-free lifestyle en_ZA
dc.title Influence of rural non-smoking adolescents' sense of coherence and exposure to household smoking on their commitment to a smoke-free lifestyle en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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