A Thai monk : an agent for smoking reduction in a rural population.
Monks in a rural community in northern Thailand were observed to conduct anti-smoking activities.
To evaluate the effects of the monks'efforts on change of people's smoking behaviour and attitudes, we conducted a survey of adults >=15 years of age in this village (intervention village sample) and a randomly selected village (control village sample) in the same subdistrict.
Between March and April 1991, we interviewed 372 individuals in the intervention village and 664 in the control village.
The two villages were of similar socioeconomic status.
The proportion of ever smokers who had tried to quit was greater in the intervention sample (79.6%) than in the control sample (72.0%) (P=0.048).
Mots-clés Pascal : Sevrage toxique, Education sanitaire, Bouddhisme, Tabagisme, Prévention, Milieu rural, Homme, Influence sociale, Norme sociale, Nord, Moine, Leadership, Thaïlande, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Poison withdrawal, Health education, Buddhism, Tobacco smoking, Prevention, Rural environment, Human, Social influence, Social norm, North, Leadership, Thailand, Asia
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Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 199406.