Table 4

Pediatric Dentists' Barriers to Helping Adolescent Patients Stop Tobacco Use* (N = 838)

Barrier

%

n


Feel patients are resistant to cessation services

73

608

Don't know where to send patients for counseling

66

550

Don't feel could effectively help patients quit

64

532

Don't have materials to hand out

52

435

Lack of time

48

405

Most adolescent patients do not use tobacco

47

395

Did not occur to me to provide these services

38

322

Don't know what to say

38

320

Lack of adequate reimbursement

34

285

Unsuccessful in providing these services in past

30

251

Don't feel this is appropriate for a pediatric dentist

28

233


*Respondents were asked how much of a barrier each of the following is, or would be, with regard to helping adolescent patients stop tobacco use. Responses included somewhat of a barrier or a strong barrier (excluded not a barrier). Missing responses were combined with 'not a barrier' unless all barriers were missing.

Gansky et al. BMC Oral Health 2007 7:13   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-7-13

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