Survey instruments used in clinical and epidemiological research on waterpipe tobacco smoking: a systematic review.
Summary of "Survey instruments used in clinical and epidemiological research on waterpipe tobacco smoking: a systematic review."
The primary objective was to systematically review the medical literature for instruments validated for use in epidemiological and clinical research on waterpipe smoking.
We searched the following databases: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and ISI the Web of Science. We selected studies using a two-stage duplicate and independent screening process. We included papers reporting on the development and/or validation of survey instruments to measure waterpipe tobacco consumption or related concepts. Two reviewers used a standardized and pilot tested data abstraction form to collect data from each eligible study using a duplicate and independent screening process. We also determined the percentage of observational studies assessing the health effects of waterpipe tobacco smoking and the percentage of studies of prevalence of waterpipe tobacco smoking that have used validated survey instruments.
We identified a total of five survey instruments. One instrument was designed to measure knowledge, attitudes, and waterpipe use among pregnant women and was shown to have internal consistency and content validity. Three instruments were designed to measure waterpipe tobacco consumption, two of which were reported to have face validity. The fifth instrument was designed to measure waterpipe dependence and was rigorously developed and validated. One of the studies of prevalence and none of the studies of health effects of waterpipe smoking used validated instruments.
A number of instruments for measuring the use of and dependence on waterpipe smoking exist. Future research should consider content validity and cross cultural adaptation of these instruments.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: BMC public health
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20626899
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-10-415
Waterpipe smoking is increasingly popular among North American youth. However, the extent to which waterpipe use is sustained over time is not known. The objective of this study was to describe the fr...
Waterpipe tobacco smoking (WTS) is an increasingly prevalent form of tobacco use in the United States. Its appeal may stem from its social, ritualistic, and aesthetic nature. Our aim in this study was...
Despite the increase in attention to waterpipe tobacco smoking, the patterns and predictors of this method of tobacco use among Jordanian youth are not well known. The current study was conducted to a...
Tobacco is consumed in various forms, and there has been an increasing trend worldwide in the use of waterpipe. This study aimed to assess the university students' attitudes towards waterpipe.
Recent studies show the incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has remained high in southwest China despite the 1976 National Stove Improvement Program for indoor air quality. Chine...
Smoking can contribute to many health problems for mothers and their babies. In developing countries, there is little information about the number of pregnant women that smoke and the rea...
The overall goal of this study is to identify and understand the environmental characteristics associated with tobacco use and tobacco initiation among Asian American youth from primarily ...
To train tobacco control researchers who can work individually and collaboratively to carry out tobacco control research and use the evidence to implement effective interventions that will...
Research Participant Perception of Care Project: Part II: Fielding and Validation of the Research Participant Perception Survey Derived From Focus Group-Identified Key Dimensions of the Research Participant Experience
Background: - Understanding participants' experiences as research volunteers is critical to improving the effectiveness of human participant protection programs and strengthening ...
The goal of this behavioral research study is to test a new multimedia anti-tobacco video game tailored to the U.S. Army. Researchers want to study how using the program affects tobacco u...
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Types and formulations of studies used in epidemiological and clinical research.
Research carried out by nurses in the clinical setting and designed to provide information that will help improve patient care. Other professional staff may also participate in the research.
Tobacco used to the detriment of a person's health or social functioning. Tobacco dependence is included.
The aggregate business enterprise of agriculture, manufacture, and distribution related to tobacco and tobacco-derived products.
Research carried out by nurses, generally in clinical settings, in the areas of clinical practice, evaluation, nursing education, nursing administration, and methodology.