Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
ARTICLE
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 614-617

Role of health practitioners in anti tobacco counselling and various techniques - A brief report


1 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, India
2 Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, India
3 Post-Graduate Student, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
Meignana Arumugham
Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

In spite of strong evidence that counselling increases quit rates, it is sparsely followed by the health practitioners in practice. Behavioural counselling for tobacco users is based on the theory that learning processes operate in the development, maintenance and cessation of tobacco use. Certain core conditions such as empathy, unconditional positive regard, genuineness, immediacy, confrontation, reflective listening are necessary for successful counselling. Health professionals are in an ideal setting to serve as patient educators on the adverse effects of smoking on oral and systemic health, and to implement smoking cessation.


[PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed412    
    Printed7    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded70    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal