A cross-sectional survey of mental health clinicians’ knowledge, attitudes, and practice relating to tobacco dependence among young people with mental disorders
Kulkarni, Meghana; Huddlestone, Lisa; Taylor, Anne; Sayal,, Kapil; Ratschen, Elena
Lisa Huddlestone email@example.com
BACKGROUND: Mental health services in England are smoke-free by law and expected to provide comprehensive support to patients who smoke. Although clinicians’ knowledge in this area is reported to be limited, research exploring the issue in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is lacking. This study aimed to investigate the knowledge, attitudes, and practice of clinicians working within specialist and highly specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) relating to tobacco dependence, its treatment and its relation to mental disorder.
METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of clinicians working across all CAMHS teams of a large UK National Health Service mental health Trust.
RESULTS: Sixty clinicians (50% response rate) completed the survey. Less than half (48.3%) believed that addressing smoking was part of their responsibility, and half (50%) asserted confidence in supporting patients in a cessation attempt. Misconceptions relating to smoking were present across all staff groups: e.g. only 40% of respondents were aware of potential interactions between smoking and antipsychotic medications, although psychiatrists were more knowledgeable than non-medical clinicians (91.6% vs 27.1%; OR 3.4, p
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Nov 26, 2014|
|Journal||BMC Health Services Research|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Kulkarni, M., Huddlestone, L., Taylor, A., Sayal,, K., & Ratschen, E. (2014). A cross-sectional survey of mental health clinicians’ knowledge, attitudes, and practice relating to tobacco dependence among young people with mental disorders. BMC Health Services Research, 14(618), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-014-0618-x|
|Keywords||Smoking, Mental illness, Tobacco, Addiction, Mental health services|
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