Abstract: The aim of this study was to provide a summary of the existing published knowledge on the possible relationship between the workplace as a stressor factor and nurses’ tobacco use. A systematic review of the literature from 1995 to 2009, using the MEDLINE database took place. Studies, that referred to nurses’ smoking habit exclusively or as a part of the study, were included in the review. 491 studies were retrieved and their titles/abstracts were examined systematically. Twenty one studies were retrieved for further consideration by a comprehensive literature review. Ten studies fulfilled the eligibility criteria and they were examined further. There is a conflict on the possible relationship between workplace as a stressor factor and nurses’ smoking habits, because there is no evidence on if the nurses’ work environment causes smoking initiation.
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Perdikaris, P.; Kletsiou, E.; Gymnopoulou, E.; Matziou, V. The Relationship between Workplace, Job Stress and Nurses’ Tobacco Use: A Review of the Literature. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 2362-2375.
Perdikaris P, Kletsiou E, Gymnopoulou E, Matziou V. The Relationship between Workplace, Job Stress and Nurses’ Tobacco Use: A Review of the Literature. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2010; 7(5):2362-2375.
Perdikaris, Pantelis; Kletsiou, Eleni; Gymnopoulou, Elpida; Matziou, Vasiliki. 2010. "The Relationship between Workplace, Job Stress and Nurses’ Tobacco Use: A Review of the Literature." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 7, no. 5: 2362-2375.