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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : ( 194) Last page : ( 196)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2019.00045.3

An Observational Study to Assess the Nicotine Dependence among Tobacco users in selected rural Areas of Udaipur (Raj)

Vishwas AS*

Ph. D Scholar, Community Health Nursing Dept, Geetanjali University, Udaipur (Raj.)

*Corresponding Author E-mail: victory.vishwas@gmail.com

Online published on 3 January, 2020.

Abstract

Tobacco usage is one of the major social health problem2. The most common way tobacco kills is cardio vascular diseases (CVD). Nicotine is a chemical substance which make tobacco users to crave for the substance. Nicotine is at least as difficult to give up as heroin, which can cause addiction as equal to heroin or cocaine4. the study aim to assess the nicotine dependence among tobacco users in selected rural area of Udaipur. The study was conducted in Sisarma village with 200 samples, purposively selected. Fagerstrom test for Nicotine dependence was modified as per community setting and interview technique was used to collect the data. The study revealed that 68.2% have moderate nicotine dependence followed by 17.4% as high and 14.4% as low dependence. factors such as age, sex, family status, income and form of tobacco usage were found to be associated with nicotine dependence (P<0.05) and factors such as religious, marital status, education status, habitual to tobacco and aware of dangerous of tobacco were found to be not significant.

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Keywords

Cardio vascular diseases (CVD), Nicotine dependence, Fagerstrom test (FT), Community health centre (CHC).

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