Correlations among smoking behaviors and co-morbid medical illnesses were examined among 982 smokers with mental illnesses enrolled in a smoking cessation program within Mental Health and Addictions Services in Vancouver, Canada. Significant correlates among individuals with psychotic disorders included associations between a history of emphysema/chronic obstructive pulmonary (COPD) disease and cigarettes smoked per day (r's = .35, p ≤ .01), Confidence in quitting (r's = −.33, p ≤ .01), and nicotine dependence (r's = .32, p ≤ .01). Study findings may have implications for the development of integrated medical–psychiatric treatment delivery models that include comprehensive tobacco cessation programs tailored toward people with mental illnesses.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Archives of Psychiatric Nursing|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2016|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This study was made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatric Mental Health