Nursing Students’ Experiences of Using the 5A’s Model for Tobacco Control Among Adult and Elderly Patients

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Jintana Damkliang
Charuwan Kritpracha
Anong Prasartwanakit
Tippamas Chinnawong
Ratjai Vachprasit
Samonan Thasaneesuwan
Natsayakarn Narkthong


This study aimed to explore nursing students’ experiences of using the 5A’s model for tobacco
control among adult and elderly patients. This study is a qualitative research using the structured interview
for data collection. Key informants were 33 of the third year nursing students at the Faculty of Nursing,
Prince of Songkla University. Data were collected between October 2017 and December 2017. Data were
analyzed using content analysis.
The results showed that four major themes emerged from the data analysis; 1) having good attitudes
on the use of the 5A’s model, 2) the 5A’s model is feasible to be used in nursing practice, 3) the 5A’s
model is consistency with the nursing process, and 4) perceived barriers to its use of 5A’s model. The
findings could be used as a basis to improve learning process in order to integrate the tobacco control in
nursing. In addition, the findings could be used to improve nursing students’ knowledge, understanding, and
skills regarding the use of 5A’s model, and in turn to improve outcomes of care for patients, family, society,
and environment.


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Damkliang, J., Kritpracha, C., Prasartwanakit, A., Chinnawong, T., Vachprasit, R., Thasaneesuwan, S., & Narkthong, N. (2018). Nursing Students’ Experiences of Using the 5A’s Model for Tobacco Control Among Adult and Elderly Patients. Songklanagarind Journal of Nursing, 38(3), 141–151. Retrieved from
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