The Organizational and Policy Level Barriers and Facilitators Towards Stricter Tobacco Control at an Army Installation as Examined With the Diffusion of Innovations Theory
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Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.)
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Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
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Few studies have examined soldier and commander views of the barriers and facilitators towards stricter tobacco control policy in the military. Commanders (n=10) from an army installation were individually interviewed and two focus groups (n=5 and n=9) of soldiers informed the development of a paper survey, which was administered to 328 of the 357 randomly selected soldiers. Facilitators identified were: uniformity; national level policy; informed by smokers, non-smokers and medical personnel; and provision of alternatives for stress relief. Barriers identified were: enforcement, low morale with tobacco cessation, perceived personal rights violation, and lack of belief that tobacco negatively impacts readiness.
Freeze, Marjorie D. (2018).The organizational and policy level barriers and facilitators towards stricter tobacco control at an army installation as examined with the Diffusion of Innovations theory.
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