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Austin Health Clinical School of Nursing

SHUL: Shadow under the lamp: Smoking behaviour of health professionals in Asia Pacific and Middle East countries

Health professionals are highly respectable role models in a community. While their advice to quit smoking is effective for patients, their own smoking behaviour may devalue such advice. This multi-country study will examine smoking behaviour of health professionals including doctors and nurses from 11 countries in Oceania, Asia and Middle East (Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam). Sites of Australia include Austin Health, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and La Trobe Regional Hospital. Data is collected online via a cross-sectional survey in 2019 and specific support strategies to help them to quit will be identified.

Chief Investigator: Dr. Muhammad Aziz Rahman
Collaborators: Austin Health, St Vincent’s Hospital, La Trobe Regional Hospital, Sir Salimullah Medical College & Mitford Hospital, Movement for Alternatives and Youth Awareness, Mumbai Medical Ethics Society, Universitas Indonesia, Persahabatan Hospital, Universitas Airlangga, Hashemite University, King Fahad Medical City, Qassim University, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kathmandy Medical College Public Limited, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Khyber Medical University, University of Sharjah, Hanoi Medical University