Suitability of a group behavioural therapy module for workplace smoking cessation programs in Malaysia: A pilot study

Muhammad Faizal Maarof, Adliah Mhd Ali, Noh Amit, Mohd Makmor Bakry, Nur Akmar Taha

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Abstract

In Malaysia, data on components suitability the established smoking cessation module is limited. This exploratory study aimed to evaluate the suitability of the components developed in the module for group behavioural therapy in workplace smoking cessation programs. Twenty staff were identified but only eight individuals were selected according to the study criteria during the recruitment period in May 2014. Focus group discussion was conducted to identify themes relevant to the behavioural issues among smokers. Thematic analysis yielded seven major themes which were reasons for regular smoking, reasons for quitting, comprehending smoking characteristics, quit attempt experiences, support and encouragement, learning new skills and behaviour, and preparing for lapse/relapse or difficult situations. As a result, the developed module was found to be relevant and suitable for use based on these themes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-214
Number of pages8
JournalAsian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Smoking Cessation
Group Psychotherapy
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Focus Groups
Learning
Recurrence

Keywords

  • Group behavioural therapy
  • Malaysia
  • Qualitative study
  • Smoking cessation
  • Workplace

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology

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