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Smoking-Related Social Control in Indonesian Single-Smoker Couples.






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Smoking-Related Social Control in Indonesian Single-Smoker Couples.

Int J Behav Med. 2020 Nov 10;:

Authors: Ayuningtyas DA, Tuinman M, Prabandari YS, Hagedoorn M

Abstract
BACKGROUND: The majority of Indonesian smokers are men and those who are married nearly always have a non-smoking wife (i.e. single-smoker couples). Previous studies have suggested that Indonesian women dislike smoking. However, contesting their husbands’ smoking could be seen as disrespectful. In this study, we examine whether, and if so how, wives employ social control tactics to change their husbands’ smoking and how the smokers perceive the tactics.
METHOD: In-depth interviews (N = 12) with five single-smoker couples (N = 10 individual interviews) and two non-smoking wives of smokers (N = 2) were conducted in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. We used a social control framework and thematic analysis approach to analyse the transcribed interviews.
RESULTS: Three themes emerged from smokers and their wives: (1) although the wives know that smoking is bad, they have to tolerate it, (2) wives and their husbands find it important to maintain harmony and (3) their family’s needs serve as common ground. All the wives interviewed exerted social control to some degree, especially when they were pregnant or had children. Smokers reacted positively to social control and agreed to child-related house rules, but not to requests to give up smoking.
CONCLUSION: Wives do exert social control and smokers are willing to accommodate and adapt their smoking. However, wives’ influence on smoking may be limited in Indonesia, and focusing on managing their husbands’ smoking at home rather than overall smoking might be more fruitful.

PMID: 33170469 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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Marijuana Use and Dependence in Chilean Adolescents and Its Association with Family and Peer Marijuana Use.






Marijuana Use and Dependence in Chilean Adolescents and Its Association with Family and Peer Marijuana Use.

Int J Behav Med. 2016 Oct 3;:

Authors: Lobato M, Sanderman R, Pizarro E, Hagedoorn M

Abstract
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to examine (1) whether family and peer marijuana use are independently related to adolescent marijuana use in Chile, (2) whether family and peer marijuana use are associated with adolescent marijuana dependence in adolescents using marijuana, and (3) whether the adolescent’s age moderates the association between family or peer use and adolescent marijuana use and/or dependence.
METHOD: This study used data from the National Survey on Drug Use in the General Population in Chile (a cross-sectional observational study), which was conducted in 2008 and 2010 in 4413 adolescents aged 12-19. Adolescents answered questions about their past-year marijuana use and dependence (ICD-10 criteria) and the marijuana use of their family and peers. Logistic regressions were performed while controlling for confounders.
RESULTS: Adolescents who had a family member who used marijuana were five times more likely to use the drug. Adolescents with a close friend who used marijuana were eight times more likely to use marijuana. When adolescents were using marijuana, they were three times more likely to be dependent if they had a family member who used the drug. However, no significant relationship was found between peer use and dependence. No statistically significant interactions were found between family or peer use and age.
CONCLUSION: Family and peer marijuana use was independently associated with adolescent’s past-year marijuana use; however, only family marijuana use was statistically associated with adolescent’s marijuana dependence.

PMID: 27699626 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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Socioeconomic status and the course of quality of life in older patients with coronary heart disease.






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Int J Behav Med. 2009;16(3):197-204
Authors: Barbareschi G, Sanderman R, Kempen GI, Ranchor AV
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Psychometric qualities of the RAND 36-Item Health Survey 1.0: a multidimensional measure of general health status.






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Int J Behav Med. 1996;3(2):104-22
Authors: VanderZee KI, Sanderman R, Heyink JW, de Haes H
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