alexa Abstract | Health Profession Student Perception on Hookah Use and Curriculum Improvement Implications
ISSN: 2375-4273

Health Care : Current Reviews
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Hookah smoking has become a popular way for young people to socialize and relax. Studies have identified harmful health consequences as a result of hookah usage. Little is known about the knowledge future healthcare providers have about this fairly new trend. This study assessed the knowledge of students in health professions programs on hookah usage to determine possible curriculum needs. With appropriate education, these future healthcare providers have the opportunity to influence patients to reduce and prevent the use of hookah. In the fall term of 2011, a voluntary online survey containing twenty items was conducted at seven participating health professions programs. Nearly half of respondents were unsure about harmful health consequences associated with hookah usage. When asked if the amount of tar and nicotine exposure during a hookah session was about the same compared to a pack of cigarettes, the majority of those surveyed were unsure. Those reporting current use of hookah believed it was possible to stop at any time, suggesting that they are uninformed about the addictive nature of this form of tobacco use. A lack of knowledge about the harmful health effects of hookah was revealed. Along with adequate training about all forms of tobacco, further training in health professions programs about health effects of the use of hookah needs to be implemented so that patients can be appropriately advised and assisted.

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Author(s): Loewen JM, Savaya MGand Mackie ZF


Hookah, Tobacco, Dental education, Health care (professions) programs, Dental student, Hookah, Tobacco, Dental education, Health care (professions) programs, Dental student

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