Experiences of Self-Care in Successful Smoking Quitters

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Nipawan Sriyoha
Patsima Pattarateeranon
Pritsana Pusuwan
Pattaranun Dechapak


The purpose of this qualitative research aimed to explain the meaning and lived experiences of self-care in successful smoking quitters. The phenomenological approach was used to guide the study. A purposive sample of 10 successful quitters willing to participate in this study was recruited from a smoking cessation clinic of a government hospital. An in-depth interview with tape-recorded, observation, and field notes were performed to collect data. Then, audiotapes of the interviews were transcribed verbatim. Data were analyzed using Colaizzi’s method. The findings revealed that the meanings of self-care experiences in successful smoking quitters consisted of two major themes: 1) Intention to achieve a clear goal and 2) Having a strong mind to win over oneself. Experiences of self-care in successful smoking quitters consisted of four major
themes: 1) Encountering obstacles to quit smoking, 2) Using so many methods before successful smoking cessation, 3) Having important helpers to quit smoking, and 4)Achieved outcomes making them refrain from smoking again. The results of this study provide us with an understanding of lived experiences of self-care in successful smoking quitters. The knowledge that emerges from this study can be a guide to help smokers
who need to quit smoking and provides information for nurses and healthcare personnel in the multidisciplinary team to help people quit smoking successfully.
Keywords: Experiences, Self-care, Successful smoking quitters


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Sriyoha น, Pattarateeranon P, Pusuwan P, Dechapak P. Experiences of Self-Care in Successful Smoking Quitters. Rama Nurs J [Internet]. 2021 Dec. 24 [cited 2022 Jul. 5];27(3):388-401. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/RNJ/article/view/248563


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