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Smoking behaviours of Hong Kong Chinese hospitalised patients and predictors of smoking abstinence after discharge: a cross-sectional study
  1. Ka Yan Ho1,
  2. William Ho Cheung Li1,
  3. Katherine Ka Wai Lam1,
  4. Man Ping Wang1,
  5. Wei Xia1,
  6. Lok Yin Ho1,
  7. Kathryn Choon Beng Tan2,
  8. Hubert Kit Man Sin3,
  9. Elaine Cheung4,
  10. Maisy Pik Hung Mok4,
  11. Tai Hing Lam5
  1. 1 School of Nursing, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  2. 2 Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  3. 3 Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, Tuen Mun Hospital, Hong Kong, China
  4. 4 Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, United Christian Hospital, Hong Kong, China
  5. 5 School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  1. Correspondence to Dr William Ho Cheung Li; william3{at}hku.hk

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  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Contributors HCWL, KYH, KKWL, MPW and THL conceived and designed the study and monitored the whole research process. HCWL, KYH, KKWL, WX and LYH searched the literature, reviewed the literature and extracted data. HCWL, KYH, KKWL, MPW, LYH and THL analysed and interpreted the data. HCWL and KYH drafted the manuscript. HCWL, KYH, KKWL, MPW, LYH, KCBT, HKMS, EC, MPHM and THL critically revised the manuscript for important intellectual content. All authors approved the final version of the manuscript. We all agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

  • Funding This study was supported by Health and Medical Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau, Hong Kong SAR Government (grant no. 13143141).

  • Disclaimer The funder had no role in the study design, collection, analysis or interpretation of the data, writing the manuscript or the decision to submit the paper for publication.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Ethical approval was attained from three different Research Ethics Committees, including the Institutional Review Board of the University of Hong Kong/Hospital Authority Hong Kong West Cluster (UW 15-651), the New Territories West Cluster Clinical and Research Ethics Committee (NTWC/CREC/16005) and the Kowloon Central/Kowloon East Cluster Research Ethics Committee (KC/KE-15-0221/ER-1).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement We do not have ethics permission to share the data.

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Footnotes

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Contributors HCWL, KYH, KKWL, MPW and THL conceived and designed the study and monitored the whole research process. HCWL, KYH, KKWL, WX and LYH searched the literature, reviewed the literature and extracted data. HCWL, KYH, KKWL, MPW, LYH and THL analysed and interpreted the data. HCWL and KYH drafted the manuscript. HCWL, KYH, KKWL, MPW, LYH, KCBT, HKMS, EC, MPHM and THL critically revised the manuscript for important intellectual content. All authors approved the final version of the manuscript. We all agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

  • Funding This study was supported by Health and Medical Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau, Hong Kong SAR Government (grant no. 13143141).

  • Disclaimer The funder had no role in the study design, collection, analysis or interpretation of the data, writing the manuscript or the decision to submit the paper for publication.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Ethical approval was attained from three different Research Ethics Committees, including the Institutional Review Board of the University of Hong Kong/Hospital Authority Hong Kong West Cluster (UW 15-651), the New Territories West Cluster Clinical and Research Ethics Committee (NTWC/CREC/16005) and the Kowloon Central/Kowloon East Cluster Research Ethics Committee (KC/KE-15-0221/ER-1).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement We do not have ethics permission to share the data.

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