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The predictive utility of attitudes toward hookah tobacco smoking

Barnett, TE and Shensa, A and Kim, KH and Cook, RL and Nuzzo, E and Primack, BA (2013) The predictive utility of attitudes toward hookah tobacco smoking. American Journal of Health Behavior, 37 (4). 433 - 439. ISSN 1087-3244

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Abstract

Objective: To determine associations between positive and negative attitudes and hookah tobacco smoking (HTS) among college students. Methods: Among a random sample of university students (N = 852), multivariable logistic regression models assessed associations between positive and negative attitudes toward HTS. Results: Positive attitudes were associated with adjusted odds of 4.32 (95% CI = 3.20, 5.82) for current HTS, whereas negative attitudes were associated with lower adjusted odds for current smoking HTS (AOR = 0.64, 95% CI = 0.53, 0.76). Positive attitudes were also associated with adjusted odds of 9.31 (95% CI = 6.77, 12.80) for intention for future hookah use among non-HTS users. Conclusion: Positive attitudes toward HTS were more strongly associated with HTS compared to negative attitudes. It may be particularly valuable for future research and interventions to focus on decreasing positive attitudes toward HTS.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Barnett, TE
Shensa, Aariel.shensa@pitt.eduARS146
Kim, KH
Cook, RL
Nuzzo, E
Primack, BAbprimack@pitt.eduBPRIMACK
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, or Units > Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health
Date: 1 July 2013
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: American Journal of Health Behavior
Volume: 37
Number: 4
Page Range: 433 - 439
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.5993/ajhb.37.4.1
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Psychology in Education
School of Medicine > Medicine
School of Medicine > Pediatrics
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1087-3244
MeSH Headings: Adolescent; Adult; Female; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Humans; Logistic Models; Male; Smoking--psychology; Students--psychology; Universities
Other ID: NLM NIHMS439219, NLM PMC3761412
PubMed Central ID: PMC3761412
PubMed ID: 23985224
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2014 20:44
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2019 15:56
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/22568

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