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Psychosocial Intervention

versión impresa ISSN 1132-0559


GRAUD, Armand et al. Health related quality of life and tobacco consumption. Intervención Psicosocial [online]. 2007, vol.16, n.1, pp.79-92. ISSN 1132-0559.

Health-related quality of life (HRQL) has been described as a multidimensional concept that includes symptoms identification, functional condition, psychological wellbeing perception and general health perception. In the case of nicotine addiction, the concern about current or future health is one of the most reported reasons for smoking cessation. The main goal of this research is to investigate the relationship between HRQL perception and tobacco cessation stage formulated by the Tran theoretical model, with the aim to improve community and clinical interventions. SF-36 questionnaire has been administered to a sample of 201 smokers and ex-smokers. Results show worse perceived physical health in stages of change closer to smoking cessation and worse perceived mental health in stages of change with active tobacco habit. Results are compared with previous studies, while implications for tobacco consumption and prevention are discussed.

Palabras clave : Health-related quality of life; Tobacco consumption; Transtheoretical model; Stages of change.

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