Smoking cessation and quality of life outcomes among older adults in the Campbell's Survey on Well-Being

TitleSmoking cessation and quality of life outcomes among older adults in the Campbell's Survey on Well-Being
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsHirdes J.P, Maxwell C.J
JournalCanadian Journal of Public Health Revue Canadienne de Sante Publique
Volume85
Issue2
Pagination99-102
Date PublishedMar-Apr
Accession Number8012927
Keywords*Health Status, *Quality of Life, *Smoking Cessation, *Smoking/ae [Adverse Effects], *Smoking/ep [Epidemiology], Age Factors, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Canada/ep [Epidemiology], Female, Follow-Up Studies, Health Surveys, Human, Logistic Models, Male, Motivation, Odds Ratio, Risk Factors, Smoking Cessation/px [Psychology], Smoking/pc [Prevention & Control], Smoking/px [Psychology], Support, Non-U.S. Gov't, Treatment Outcome
Abstract

Most research regarding the health effects of smoking has focussed on mortality and on relatively young populations. Less is known about the consequences of smoking and the benefits of cessation among older adults. Improvements in quality of life are likely to represent more salient reasons to motivate older adults to stop smoking. Multivariate results from the Campbell's Survey on Well-Being indicate that long-term cessation among older adults yielded odds ratios comparable to never smokers in eight of 13 quality of life outcomes. Conversely, current smokers had elevated risks in 11 of 13 areas. Short-term benefits of smoking cessation were less clear in this subsample, and a number of possible explanations for this finding are explored.

Short TitleCan J Public HealthCan J Public Health
Alternate JournalCan J Public Health