Smoking cessation education in Thai schools of pharmacy

Nimpitakpong, Piyarat, Chaiyakunapruk, Nathorn and Dhippayom, Teerapon (2011) Smoking cessation education in Thai schools of pharmacy. Pharmacy Education, 11 1: 8-11.

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Author Nimpitakpong, Piyarat
Chaiyakunapruk, Nathorn
Dhippayom, Teerapon
Title Smoking cessation education in Thai schools of pharmacy
Journal name Pharmacy Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1560-2214
Publication date 2011-03-28
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 11
Issue 1
Start page 8
End page 11
Total pages 4
Place of publication The Hague, Netherlands
Publisher International Pharmaceutical Federation
Language eng
Subject 3003 Pharmaceutical Science
3304 Education
3611 Pharmacy
Formatted abstract
Pharmacy graduates are expected to have adequate training about smoking cessation. This study aimed to determine the extent of smoking cessation content provided in Thai pharmacy schools. A self-administered questionnaire was mailed to all pharmacy schools in Thailand. Head of schools were asked to distribute the questionnaire to faculty members who taught topics related to smoking cessation. Course descriptions in the current curriculum of all pharmacy undergraduate programs were reviewed. All 12 schools of pharmacy responded to the questionnaires. A median time spent on all topics was 198 minutes. The most heavily emphasized topics were health effects of smoking, counseling techniques, and smoking cessation aids. Main barriers were limited teaching time and a lack of clerkship sites focusing on smoking cessation services. Only one school has their course description contained the words related to smoking cessation. These findings suggested a more standardized and effective smoking cessation education for Thai pharmacy students.
Keyword Pharmacy education
Pharmacy student
Smoking cessation education
Tobacco cessation education
Q-Index Code C1
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