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Table 3 Survey respondents’ attitudes to the smoke-free policy – percentage agreement for non-smokers and smokers

From: Implementation of a smoke-free policy in a high secure mental health inpatient facility: staff survey to describe experience and attitudes

Statement % Agreement (Strongly Agree/Agree)
  All respondents Non-smokers (N = 95) Smokers (N = 14) Significance – Pearson χ2(2 tailed)
I prefer to work in a smoke-free environment 88.1 94.6 38.5 χ2 = 34.09; df = 2; P < 0.001
I had concerns or worries about working in totally smoke-free environment before commencing work in the hospital 18.9 15.0 38.5 χ2 = 4.52; df = 2; P = 0.104
Mental health inpatients should not be forced to stop smoking 34.0 29.5 64.3 χ2 = 13.13; df = 2; P = 0.001
Providing nicotine dependence treatment to patients is as important as other roles in the unit 80.0 83.5 57.1 χ2 = 6.31; df = 2; P = 0.043
I am confident in my ability to provide advice and treatment to smokers to help them cope with not smoking 66.0 65.9 69.2 χ2 = 1.37; df = 2; P = 0.504
Nicotine withdrawal is a significant issue for most patients in the hospital 57.0 58.2 57.1 χ2 = 5.28; df = 2; P = 0.071