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dc.contributor.authorKulkarni, Meghana
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Anne
dc.contributor.authorSayal, Kapil
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-24T14:57:53Z
dc.date.available2017-08-24T14:57:53Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationKulkarni, M., Huddlestone, L., Taylor, A., Sayal, K. & Ratschen, E. (2014). A cross-sectional survey of mental health clinicians' knowledge, attitudes, and practice relating to tobacco dependence among young people with mental disorders. BMC Health Services Research, 14 (618), pp.1-7.
dc.identifier.other10.1186/s12913-014-0618-x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/6237
dc.description© Kulkarni et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2014 This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
dc.description.abstractBackground: Mental health services in England are smoke-free by law and expected to provide comprehensive support to patients who smoke. Although clinicians' knowledge in this area is reported to be limited, research exploring the issue in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is lacking. This study aimed to investigate the knowledge, attitudes, and practice of clinicians working within specialist and highly specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) relating to tobacco dependence, its treatment and its relation to mental disorder. Methods: A cross-sectional survey of clinicians working across all CAMHS teams of a large UK National Health Service mental health Trust. Results: Sixty clinicians (50% response rate) completed the survey. Less than half (48.3%) believed that addressing smoking was part of their responsibility, and half (50%) asserted confidence in supporting patients in a cessation attempt. Misconceptions relating to smoking were present across all staff groups: e.g. only 40% of respondents were aware of potential interactions between smoking and antipsychotic medications, although psychiatrists were more knowledgeable than non-medical clinicians (91.6% vs 27.1%; OR 3.4, p < .001). Self-reported attendance at smoking-related training was significantly associated with more proactive clinical practice. Conclusions: There is a need to improve clinicians' knowledge, capacity and confidence in effectively identifying, motivating, supporting and treating young smokers in the context of treatment for mental disorders.
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dc.subjectMental disorders
dc.subjectSmoking
dc.subjectMental health services
dc.titleA cross-sectional survey of mental health clinicians' knowledge, attitudes, and practice relating to tobacco dependence among young people with mental disorders
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