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Table 3 Adjusted odds ratio† (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for the role of education on nursing students' beliefs towards smoking cessation and training

From: Nursing education and beliefs towards tobacco cessation and control: a cross- sectional national survey (GHPSS) among nursing students in Greece

    Educational aspects   
  Adverse health effects of smoking Social aspects of smoking Importance of obtaining a smoking history Importance of providing counseling material Use of antidepressants in smoking cessation
Beliefs      
Nurses have a role in smoking cessation 2.2 (0.7- 6.8) 0.6 (0.3- 1.4) 0.7 (0.2- 3.0) 2.2 (1.0- 4.6) 0.6 (0.2- 1.4)
Nurses should receive special training 1.4 (0.2- 11.7) 1.1 (0.3- 4.1) 1.6 (0.2- 13.6) 0.5 (0.1- 2.2) 0.8 (0.2- 4.2)
Nurses should be role models 1.5 (0.3- 7.0) 1.2 (0.4- 3.4) 1.7 (0.4- 8.0) 2.1 (1.7- 6.1) 0.4 (0.1- 1.1)
Nurse should advise their patients to quit 2.6 (0.3- 25.1) 1.5 (0.3- 8.9) 2.9 (0.3- 27.8) 1.9 (0.3- 11.5) 0.9 (0.1-8.8)
Nurses should provide information on smoking cessation 5.7 (1.0- 34.2) * 6.0 (1.0- 36) 2.3 (0.4- 13.3) *
  1. † adjusted for smoking habits (smoker/non smoker)
  2. * not enough subjects to perform the analysis.