Second-hand tobacco smoke in prison: tackling a public health matter through research.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_176D5174EAAB
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Second-hand tobacco smoke in prison: tackling a public health matter through research.
Périodique
Public Health
Auteur(s)
Ritter C., Elger B.S.
ISSN
1476-5616 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0033-3506
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
127
Numéro
2
Pages
119-124
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
OBJECTIVES: This action-research study conducted in a Swiss male post-trial detention centre (120 detainees and 120 staff) explored the attitudes of detainees and staff towards tobacco smoking. Tackling public health matters through research involving stakeholders in prisons implies benefits and risks that need exploration.
STUDY DESIGN: The observational study involved multiple strands (quantitative and qualitative components, and air quality measurements). This article presents qualitative data on participants' attitudes and expectations about research in a prison setting.
METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were used to explore the attitudes of detainees and staff towards smoking before and after a smoke-free regulation change in the prison in 2009. Specific coding and thematic content analysis for research were performed with the support of ATLAS.ti.
RESULTS: In total, 77 interviews were conducted (38 before the regulation change and 39 after the regulation change) with 31 detainees (mean age 35 years, range 22-60 years) and 27 prison staff (mean age 46 years, range 29-65 years). Both detainees and staff expressed satisfaction regarding their involvement in the study, and wished to be informed about the results. They expected concrete changes in smoke-free regulation, and that the research would help to find ways to motivate detainees to quit smoking.
CONCLUSION: Active involvement of stakeholders promotes public health. Interviewing detainees and prison staff as part of an action-research study aimed at tackling a public health matter is a way of raising awareness and facilitating change in prisons. Research needs to be conducted independently from the prison administrators in order to increase trust and to avoid misunderstandings.
Mots-clé
Adult, Aged, Attitude to Health, Female, Health Services Research, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Prisoners/psychology, Prisons/organization & administration, Qualitative Research, Smoking/psychology, hic" UI="D013557">Switzerland, Tobacco Smoke Pollution/prevention & control, Young Adult
Pubmed
Web of science
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09/02/2015 11:36
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