Smoking policies and practices in a state-supported residential system for people with mental retardation.
Smoking policies and smoking practices of residents and employees in a state-supported residential system were investigated.
Smoking policies existed in almost every agency, although state-and vendor-operated programs had vastly different policies.
State-operated programs prohibited employees from smoking in residences and restricted residents who smoked to designated areas.
One third of vendor-operated agencies allowed residents and staff members to smoke in designated areas, whereas one quarter stipulated that residences be smoke-free.
Smoking among employees was higher and among residents lower than in the general population.
The feasibility of specific approaches to reduce passive smoking and attitudes and beliefs about human rights issues related to smoking are presented.
Mots-clés Pascal : Arriération mentale, Institution spécialisée, Règlement sanitaire, Tabagisme, Politique sanitaire, Santé mentale, Massachusetts, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Déficience intellectuelle, Trouble développement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental retardation, Specialized institution, Public health regulation, Tobacco smoking, Health policy, Mental health, Massachusetts, United States, North America, America, Human, Intellectual deficiency, Developmental disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0332166
Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 16/11/1999.