Journal article

Psychosocial Factors Affecting Smoking Cessation Among People Living With Schizophrenia: A Lived Experience Lens

Nadine Cocks, Lisa Brophy, Catherine Segan, Anthony Stratford, Simon Jones, David Castle

FRONTIERS IN PSYCHIATRY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2019

Abstract

Introduction: People living with schizophrenia smoke at much higher rates than the general population, and find it more difficult to quit. To date, lived experience has received little attention from researchers. Personal recovery perspectives may generate further insights into established psychosocial barriers and enablers of smoking cessation. Methods and Results: A lived experience account is provided by one of our authors that places the current evidence in context, and highlights the role of marginalization and stigma in reinforcing smoking. Key concepts from the personal recovery paradigm, such as connectedness, hope, and empowerment are discussed. The relevance of these factors and th..

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