Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
Users Online: 592


Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Advertise Contacts Login 
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 349-352

The influence of occupational stress factors on nicotine dependence among students of health and nonhealth care professional colleges

1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, National Dental College and Hospital, Dera Bassi, Punjab, India
2 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Teerthankar Dental College, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Public Health Dentistry, SDDHDC, Panchkula, India
4 Department of Public Health Dentistry, MM Dental College, Mullana, India
5 Private Dental Practitioner, Conservative and Endodontist, Ambala, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Amandeep Chopra
Department of Public Health Dentistry, National Dental College and Hospital, Dera Bassi, SAS Nagar, Mohali, Punjab
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0300-1652.170391

Rights and Permissions

Objectives: To study the relationship between perceived job stress measured using Effort-Reward Imbalance (ERI) scale and nicotine dependence using Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND) scale among students of health and nonhealth care professional colleges. Materials and Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried on convenient sample of 408 health and nonhealth care professional who were current smokers. Nicotine dependence was measured using the FTND. The extent of the stress factors experienced at work was assessed using the ERI. Chi-square test and logistic regression were used for the statistical analysis. Results: Occupational stress factors are actually associated with higher levels of nicotine dependence (odds ratio = 4.523). The degree of nicotine dependence and stress imbalance was found to be more among health care professional students as compared to nonhealth care professional students (P < 0.05). Being religious was found to have a significant effect in reducing nicotine dependence. Conclusion: Being religious, having low occupational stress and being nonhealth care professional have a significant effect on the prevention of nicotine dependence.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded19    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 3    

Recommend this journal