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Title: Feasibility of e-health interventions on smoking cessation among vietnamese active internet users
Authors: Tran, B.X
Thi Le, X.T
Nguyen, P.N
Hoang Le, Q.N
Mai, H.T
Nguyen, H.L.T
Thi Le, H
Tran, T.T
Latkin, C.A
Zhang, M.W.B 
Ho, R.C.M 
Keywords: feasibility study
health care
Internet
public health
smoking
willingness to pay
young population
adult
Article
female
health behavior
human
information technology
Internet
juvenile
male
mobile application
online system
program feasibility
public health service
smoking cessation
smoking cessation program
telehealth
Vietnamese
attitude to health
feasibility study
information seeking
prevalence
procedures
smartphone
smoking
smoking cessation
statistics and numerical data
telemedicine
utilization
Viet Nam
young adult
Viet Nam
Feasibility Studies
Female
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Information Seeking Behavior
Male
Prevalence
Smartphone
Smokers
Smoking Cessation
Telemedicine
Vietnam
Young Adult
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: Tran, B.X, Thi Le, X.T, Nguyen, P.N, Hoang Le, Q.N, Mai, H.T, Nguyen, H.L.T, Thi Le, H, Tran, T.T, Latkin, C.A, Zhang, M.W.B, Ho, R.C.M (2018). Feasibility of e-health interventions on smoking cessation among vietnamese active internet users. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15 (1) : 165. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15010165
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: Introduction: Although e-health interventions are widely implemented as a supportive measure to smoking cessation, there is a lack of evidence in the feasibility of its application among Vietnamese youths, which is considered to be one of the most frequent internet using populations. This study assessed the quitting attempts among smokers and their preference and willingness to pay for smartphone-based cessation supporting applications in a sample of active internet users approached. Methods: A total of 1082 participants were recruited for the online-based survey from August to October 2015 in Vietnam. Information on sociodemographic characteristics, health information seeking behaviors on the internet, smoking status, quitting attempts and willingness to pay for smartphone-based cessation supporting applications were collected. Multivariate logistic regression was used to determine the associated factors with current smoking and willingness to pay for the smoking cessation application. Results: About 11% of participants were current smokers while 73.4% had attempted to quit smoking. Only 26.8% of the individuals indicated that they were willing to utilize a smartphone application to assist them in quitting. Participants who were male, had partners/spouse and lived at other places were more likely to smoke cigarette. Meanwhile, people who spent 50–70% of their online time to read health information were less likely to smoke. Results also show that living with family and never sharing health information on the internet were negatively associated with a participant’s willingness to pay for the smartphone application. Meanwhile, people who highly trusted health information were more likely to be willing to pay for the application. Conclusions: This prevalence of smoking and associated factors can provide potential indicators for creating several public health interventions in the new environment with the increasing development of information technology. This study implies that in order to expand the coverage of smoking cessation interventions, we recommend the integration of e-health interventions with clinical- or telephone-based conventional models by providing smartphone applications and information on the internet from reliable sources. © 2018 by the authors.
Source Title: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/182101
ISSN: 16617827
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph15010165
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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