A Cross-Sectional Pilot Study on Smoking Cessation in Patients with Hypertension and Diabetes in General/Family Practice

Catovic, A.1*, Pleho-Kapic, A.2 & Zekotic, M.3

1Department of Hygiene, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2Department of Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
3Health Centre “Dom zdravlja Kakanj”, Kakanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dr. Catovic, A., Department of Hygiene, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Keywords: Readiness to Change Health Risk Behavior; Misconception; Smoking Cessation; General/Family Practice


Smoking is still a common health issue. It predisposes an individual to ill health or disrupts the physiological function of the organism. Smoking is associated with risk of arterial hypertension and diabetes management problems. There is a motivation to change this risk habit. Prochaska and DiClemente developed the stages of change model during addiction treatment. It includes the stages of precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance, with relapse being a time in which an individual, moves backwards from maintenance to other stages.
This study aim was to evaluate smoking cessation in patients with hypertension and diabetes in general/family practice by applying the transtheoretical model.

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