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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 93-100

Effectiveness of health education and behavioral intervention for tobacco de-addiction among degree students: A clinical trial


1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Government Dental College and Research Institute, Ballari, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, KMCT Dental College, Mallappuram, Kerala, India
3 Department of Orthodontics, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
4 Department of Orthodontics, Al-Ameen Dental College and Hospital, Bijapur, Karnataka, India
5 Department of Prosthodontics, Malabar Dental College and Hospital, Mallappuram, Kerala, India
6 Department of Dental Health, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Uday Kumar Reddy
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Government Dental College and Research Institute, Ballari - 583 102
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2231-0762.172949

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Background: Objectives of the study were to assess the prevalence of tobacco use among the degree students of Oxford institutions in Bangalore city, offer a tobacco cessation intervention for tobacco users among the degree students, and assess the effectiveness of intervention by comparing with the control group. Materials and Methods: A randomized control trial was conducted to assess the prevalence of tobacco use and the effectiveness of tobacco cessation behavioral intervention offered to degree students of Oxford institutions in Bangalore city. Then were randomly selected and divided into 55 students in the study group (group A) and 60 students in the control group (group B). Results: The effect of intervention of tobacco cessation in group A showed an increase of 29.1% students who stopped using tobacco completely after intervention compared to 15% in group B, and the highest reduction of 21.8% change was noticed in the students using one to five tobacco products per day and the least reduction in percentage (1.8%) change was noticed in the students using one tobacco product per day. Conclusion: Findings from the present study suggest that the intervention has suggestive significance on tobacco intervention.


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