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Table 3 Perception of smoking and smoking cessation

From: Health professional's perceptions of and potential barriers to smoking cessation care: a survey study at a dental school hospital in Japan

  Overall (n = 93) Dentist (n = 54) Dental hygienist (n = 22) Medical (n = 17)
Q9-1 We should set an example by not smoking 3.9 (1.2)* 3.7 (1.3) 4.2 (0.7) 4.0 (1.0)
Q9-2 It is important to ask smoking status 4.6 (0.7)* 4.6 (0.8) 4.5 (0.5) 4.7 (0.5)
Q9-3 Most patients would not quit smoking anyway 3.1 (0.9)* 3.2 (0.8) 3.1 (0.9) 2.8 (1.1)
Q9-4 It is not easy to quit smoking because many smokers are addicted to nicotine 4.1 (0.9)* 4.1 (0.9) 4.2 (0.8) 4.0 (1.1)
Q9-5 Oral health professionals should participate more in smoking cessation care 4.1 (0.9)* 4.0 (0.9) 4.0 (0.7) 4.4 (0.7)
Q9-6 Oral health professionals' time would be better spent on other activities 2.6 (1.0)* 2.8 (1.0) 2.4 (0.8) 2.5 (1.2)
Q9-7 Dental patients have other important needs, so they have no time for smoking cessation care 2.3 (0.9)* 2.4 (0.9) 2.2 (0.7) 2.1 (1.0)
  1. Data are shown as mean score (SD) from the rating scale of 1-5. A higher score indicates greater agreement with the statement.
  2. *Significantly different between subscale items, p < 0.0001, ANOVA with Tukey-Kramer multiple comparisons test