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Table 2 Perceived benefits of a total smoking ban

From: Total smoking bans in psychiatric inpatient services: a survey of perceived benefits, barriers and support among staff

  Agree Uncertain Disagree
  Clinical Non Clinical Total Clinical Non Clinical Total Clinical Non Clinical Total
  % n % n % n % n % n % n % n % n % n
Make the place look/smell better (183) 88 64 76 83 81 147 8 6 14 15 11 21 4 3 10 11 8 14
Help staff stop smoking (183) 67 49 65 71 66 120 18 13 27 29 23 42 15 11 8 9 11 20
Improve patient physical health (183) 69 50 62 68 65 118 17 12 27 29 23 41 14 10 11 12 12 22
Improve working conditions (183) 62 45 66 72 64 117 25 18 17 19 20 37 14 10 16 18 15 28
Increase patient quality of life (183) 41 30 39 43 40 73 33 24 42 46 38 70 26 19 18 20 21 39
Help patients stop smoking (183) 41 30 36 39 38 69 15 21 34 37 29 52 38 28 30 33 33 61
Increase the quality of care (183) 29 21 32 35 31 56 45 33 50 54 48 87 26 19 18 20 21 39
Improve patient mental health (183) 36 26 24 26 29 52 27 20 44 48 37 68 37 27 32 35 34 62
Make the unit safer (183) 26 19 27 29 26 48 31 23 39 43 36 66 42 31 34 37 37 68
Reduce medication use (72) 17 12      28 20      56 40     
Create less work (183) 18 13 8 9 12 22 33 24 39 43 37 67 49 36 52 57 51 93
Increase rapport between patients (72) 11 8      37 27      51 37     
Decrease client aggression (183) 10 7 7 8 8 15 33 24 30 33 31 57 57 42 62 68 60 110
Make patients happier (183) 3 2 7 8 5 10 37 27 35 38 35 65 60 44 58 63 59 107