Quality of Life among Successful Quit Smokers, Mae Rai Sub-District Health Promoting Hospital, Mae Chan District, Chiang Rai Province
Keywords:Quality of life, Smoking cessation, Successful quit smoker, Sub-district health promoting hospital
This descriptive study aimed to describe quality of life (QOL) and compare QOL among successful quit smokers in Mae Rai Sub-District Health Promoting Hospital, Chiang Rai Province, before and after smoking cessation. Of these, 67 successful quit smokers exceeding 1 year were purposively selected. The data were collected from April 2019 to December 2019, using the questionnaires. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and paired t-test in comparing the QOL before and after smoking cessation. Research results showed that the average QOL before smoking cessation was 77.13 (SD = 5.27) scores. The QOL in the domains of physical, psychological, social, and environmental was rated at moderate level as 95.52, 97.01, 92.53 and 98.50 percent, respectively. The average QOL after smoking cessation was 96.16 (SD = 6.23) scores. It found that the QOL in physical and psychological domains was
rated at good level as 71.64 and 67.16 percent. The QOL in social and environmental domains was rated at moderate level as 86.57 and 88.06 percent. In addition, it found that mean score of QOL between before and after successful smoking cessation were significantly different (p <0.001). It indicated that smoking cessation increased QOL. Therefore, health professional should assist smokers to quit smoking, especially among patients with chronic disease.
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