Tobacco Control Among Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Employees
The Business Process Outsourcing BPO industry has been rapidly expanding in India over the last 10 years. There is a concern regarding issues of health and safety that are unique to this new and developing industry. The lack of reliable and relevant information on which to base the response to this concern poses a challenge for safeguarding the health of BPO employees. Elevated stress levels, shift duties, high work targets, lofty income may force many towards addictions to keep them going.
Use of tobacco, which is very common addiction in India, is associated with several health hazards. Anecdotal evidence suggests that smoking and other forms of addictions are at its peak in the BPO industries. We are conducting a research on the tobacco habits among Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) employees to understand the prevalence of different forms of tobacco addiction and the reasons for initiation and continuation of the habit. We will also offer different interventions as a measure of tobacco cessation.
This is a four arm randomized controlled trial among Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) employees working in four different BPO units. The trial is undertaken with the objective to explore the prevalence of tobacco use in its various forms along with factors responsible for initiation and continuation of the habit. This trial also aims to study the change in the knowledge, attitudes and practices among BPO employees after intervention with different tobacco cessation strategies.
Four BPO units with work force of approximately 200 employees each, with the management and employees that consent to participate in the study will be selected for the trial. The aim and purpose of the study will be explained and a written informed consent form in English will be offered. The employees who are willing to participate in the trial, will be recruited after signing the informed consent form.
The subjects involved in the research will be expected to answer a few questions about their socio-demographic, occupational, medical, risk factor history and some questions to assess their knowledge, attitude and practice regarding tobacco use. Following this the tobacco users will be offered one of the tobacco cessation interventions to help them quit tobacco.
Regular follow-up visits will be conducted through out the period of the study. The same questionnaire as the pre intervention will be repeated post intervention, ten months later to assess change in their knowledge, attitude and practice regarding tobacco use.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
Tobacco Use Cessation
tobacco cessation intervention, Tobacco cessation intervention, Tobacco cessation intervention, Tobacco cessation intervention
Tata Memorial Hospital
Tata Memorial Hospital
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00617266
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Tobacco Use Cessation
Cessation of the habit of using tobacco products for smoking or chewing, including the use of snuff.
Tobacco Use Disorder
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.
Discontinuation of the habit of smoking, the inhaling and exhaling of tobacco smoke.
Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of tobacco or something similar to tobacco.
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