Do smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease report their smoking status reliably? A comparison of self-report and bio-chemical validation

Julie S Wilson, J Stuart Elborn, Donna Fitzsimons, Evie McCrum-Gardner

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Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is predominantly caused by cigarette smoking and is considered a worldwide preventable chronic illness. Smoking cessation is considered the primary intervention for disease management and nurses should play a major role in assisting patients to stop smoking. Currently there is a lack of professional consensus on how cessation interventions should be evaluated. The vast array of biochemical markers reported in the literature can be confusing and can make the comparisons of results difficult.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)856-62
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Studies
Volume48
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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