Effects of Smoking Perception and Health Lifestyle Behaviour on Nursing Student Smoking Status


  • Seda Cansu Yenigun Usak Training and Research Hospital Urology Service, Turkey
  • Meral Soylu Kepez State Hospital Newborn Intensive Care, Turkey
  • Ozlem Memis Ankara Training and Research Hospital Coronary Intensive Care Unit, Turkey
  • Murat Bektas Faculty of Nursing, Child Health and Diseases Nursing Department, Turkey


Nursing, Students smoking, Smoking perceptions, Healthy Lifestyle, Behaviors and smoking


Oblective: This study was prepared as descriptive-cross sectional in order to determine effects of smoking perception and health lifestyle behaviour on nursing student smoking status.

Method: Sampling of the study was composed of 120 students who were selected from all classess of a school of nursing with a stratified random sampling method and voluntarily accepted to participate in the study. Permissions were taken both from indviduals and institution to conduct the study. Data were collected with Demographic Survey Questionnaire Decisional Balace Scale and Health Promotion Lifestyle Profile II. Data analysis consisted of percentages, mean, Chi-square test and Odd Ratio

Findings:  Students participating in the study were 72.5% famale, 61.7% had tried at least one cigarette use, 50 % of the students using smoking, who smoke of students 32% a pack a day and 12.6% using a half pack of cigarettes. 57.5% is a relative smoking use, 45% of student started smoking after nursing education. Smoking status was affected by the students pros (p=0.000) and cons (p=0.000)  perception smoking, and not affected by health promotion lifestyle (p=0.653). Finding smoking pros and cons perception of students increase the risk to use smoking 10.4 and 11  folds, respectively.

Results: Students pros- cons perception to smoking effected to smoking status. Students healthy lifestyle behaviors level don't effect of smoking status.




How to Cite

Yenigun, S. C., Soylu, M., Memis, O., & Bektas, M. (2018). Effects of Smoking Perception and Health Lifestyle Behaviour on Nursing Student Smoking Status. International Journal of Basic and Clinical Studies, 7(2), 52–60. Retrieved from https://www.ijbcs.com/ijbcs/article/view/ijbcs07206



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