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Table 4 Respondents’ views on policy implementation and impact – 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 Smokers Significance – Pearson χ2(2 tailed)
Most patients have been prepared for smoking cessation before they arrive at the hospital 38.1 40.4 28.6 χ2 = 3.84; df = 2; P = 0.146
Being in a totally smoke-free environment makes patient care easier 57.0 63.7 21.4 χ2 = 9.36; df = 2; P = 0.009
The smoke-free policy has made patient behaviour more difficult to manage 23.8 22.2 30.8 χ2 = 4.96; df = 2; P = 0.084
Mental health patients who are not allowed to smoke become more aggressive and hard to manage 19.8 16.5 38.5 χ2 = 8.29; df = 2; P = 0.016
Mental health patients who smoke are unlikely to ever quit long term 40.6 37.4 61.5 χ2 = 2.79; df = 2; P = 0.247
Living in the smoke-free hospital has had a positive effect on the health of patients. 85.5 88.6 61.5 χ2 = 6.87; df = 2; P = 0.032
Working in a smoke-free environment has had a positive impact on my health 79.0 86.8 23.1 χ2 = 29.37; df = 2; p < 0.001