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Table 5 Association between clinician perceived benefits and barriers to a successful ban, and their support for such a ban in their unit

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

  clinicians that support a total ban clinicians that do not support a ban χ2 p
Smoker 4% 15% 7.503 .006
Agreement with perceived positive impacts   % agreement   
Improve patient physical health 45 24 8.829 .003
Improve working conditions 44 17 15.700 .000
Help staff stop smoking 44 22 9.063 .003
Help patients stop smoking 38 3 29.653 .000
Makes the unit safer 21 4 8.224 .004
Increase patient quality of life 32 8 12.365 .000
Improve patient mental health 29 6 13.730 .000
Increase the quality of care 25 4 11.885 .001
Agreement with clinical issues of concern     
Smoking bans aren't sustainable 10 22 7.667 .006
Lack of staff knowledge 37 16 8.713 .003