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Title: Tobacco education in medical schools: survey among primary care physicians in Bahrain
Authors: Fadhil, I.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: This cross-sectional study assessed the extent of tobacco education and intervention skills training among primary care physicians in Bahrain. Out of 217 family physicians in the country, 120 [55%] answered a self-administered questionnaire. A total of 24% were current smokers and 10% were ex-smokers. Inadequate education at medical school about tobacco use and interventions was reported by the majority of physicians. The subject of smoking-related diseases, psychology of tobacco use and management of tobacco dependence were inadequately covered in medical schools. Training in smoking cessation was particularly neglected, with only 4% of physicians receiving training about tobacco cessation interventions
Description: 969-975
Keywords: Cross-Sectional Studies
Schools, Medical
Physicians, Family
Education, Medical
Smoking Cessation
Subject: Tobacco
ISSN: 1020-3397
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