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Voorspellers van rookgedrag van patiënten met COPD

Anthony, Y.C. (2013) Voorspellers van rookgedrag van patiënten met COPD.

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Abstract:Patients with COPD have it for life. The best treatment for COPD patients that are smokers is to quit smoking. It is often difficult for these patients to quit smoking. Patients with COPD are often convinced that they cannot quit smoking because of previous failed attempts. There are other ways needed to convince these patients that they are able to quit smoking. One strategy would be to reduce smoking and then finally to quit smoking. This method offers the participants an opportunity to change their various cognitions such as attitudes and self-efficacy so that they can eventually quit smoking. This method is used in this study to examine the REDUQ-intervention. In this research attitude, self-efficacy, social influence and intention towards smoking reduction and cessation is examined. Anxiety and depression are the two most common co-morbidities in COPD. In patients with severe COPD is anxiety and depression equally or even higher than in heart, kidney and AIDS patients. Anxiety and depression have a negative influence on the course of COPD, because they have an effect on among others the physical function of the patient. This study also examined the influence of depression and anxiety on smoking behaviour of patients with COPD. The research question of this study is: What are the predictors of smoking behaviour of patients with COPD? The results of this study indicate that attitude, self-efficacy, social influence and intention towards smoking reduction and cessation, depression and anxiety are not the only predictors of smoking behaviour. Reasons for this results are that they may be other predisposing factors and moderator variables that influence smoking behaviour.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/63914
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