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An exploratory study of the perceived impact of raising the age of cigarette purchase on young smokers in Scotland.
Borland T, Amos A. Borland T, et al. Among authors: amos a. Public Health. 2009 Oct;123(10):673-9. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2009.09.009. Epub 2009 Oct 24. Public Health. 2009. PMID: 19854455
Participants were 16- and 17-year-old early school leavers undertaking a work skills programme in Lothian who smoked at least one cigarette per week. ...Thus, there was only a limited impact upon their reported ability to access cigarettes due to the availability of …
Participants were 16- and 17-year-old early school leavers undertaking a work skills programme in Lothian who smoked at least one cig …
The incidence and correlates of health-related behavioural change in a small Scottish community.
Currie C, Hunt SM, Amos A. Currie C, et al. Among authors: amos a. Public Health. 1990 Sep;104(5):335-44. doi: 10.1016/s0033-3506(05)80526-8. Public Health. 1990. PMID: 2247587
This paper reports on a survey of health related behavioural change in a small Scottish town. Four types of behaviour were surveyed; smoking, alcohol use, dietary habits and exercise. ...
This paper reports on a survey of health related behavioural change in a small Scottish town. Four types of behaviour were sur …
Health-related behaviour in a small Scottish community.
Amos A, Currie C, Hunt SM, Martin CJ. Amos A, et al. Public Health. 1990 Mar;104(2):131-40. doi: 10.1016/s0033-3506(05)80364-6. Public Health. 1990. PMID: 2359829
A survey of health-related behaviours was carried out in a small Scottish town. A random sample stratified by age and sex was drawn from the records of the sole local health centre. A previously validated questionnaire was sent by post with a co
A survey of health-related behaviours was carried out in a small Scottish town. A random sample stratified by age and s
Is a telephone helpline of value to the workplace smoker?
Amos A, White DA, Elton RA. Amos A, et al. Occup Med (Lond). 1995 Oct;45(5):234-8. doi: 10.1093/occmed/45.5.234. Occup Med (Lond). 1995. PMID: 7579297
However, they do seem to be an effective mechanism for a nationwide company to identify those smokers who want support, and a useful means of centralizing the administration of support services. They are potentially a cost-effective option for larger employer …
However, they do seem to be an effective mechanism for a nationwide company to identify those smokers who want support, and a
Women and smoking.
Amos A. Amos A. Br Med Bull. 1996 Jan;52(1):74-89. doi: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.bmb.a011534. Br Med Bull. 1996. PMID: 8746298
Smoking kills over half a million women each year and is the most important preventable cause of female premature death in several developed countries. ...Tobacco companies have identified women as a key target group, therefore particular attention is given to the w …
Smoking kills over half a million women each year and is the most important preventable cause of female premature death in several de …
Healthy or druggy? Self-image, ideal image and smoking behaviour among young people.
Amos A, Gray D, Currie C, Elton R. Amos A, et al. Soc Sci Med. 1997 Sep;45(6):847-58. doi: 10.1016/s0277-9536(96)00425-x. Soc Sci Med. 1997. PMID: 9255917
These attributes were incorporated into a self-completion questionnaire which was administered to 897 young people from three age groups (12-13 years, 15-16 years and 18-19 years). ...
These attributes were incorporated into a self-completion questionnaire which was administered to 897 young people from three age gro …
Health related behavioural change in context: young people in transition.
Pavis S, Cunningham-Burley S, Amos A. Pavis S, et al. Among authors: amos a. Soc Sci Med. 1998 Nov;47(10):1407-18. doi: 10.1016/s0277-9536(98)00257-3. Soc Sci Med. 1998. PMID: 9823037
Agency is prioritised and structural disembeddedness increasingly assumed: people are held to construct their identities and biographies reflexively from a diverse range of experiences and opportunities. ...We provide a situated account of health related behaviours …
Agency is prioritised and structural disembeddedness increasingly assumed: people are held to construct their identities and biographies ref …
A comparison of the consistency of self-reported behavioural change within a study sample--postal versus home interviews.
Amos A, Currie C, Hunt S. Amos A, et al. Health Educ Res. 1991 Dec;6(4):479-86. doi: 10.1093/her/6.4.479. Health Educ Res. 1991. PMID: 10148704
It was found that overall there was a consistency between self-reports with interviewers confirming that in most cases change had taken place. However, in a large number of cases changes were reported that had occurred before the period specified in the questionnair …
It was found that overall there was a consistency between self-reports with interviewers confirming that in most cases change had tak …
Continuities and changes: teenage smoking and occupational transition.
Bell R, Pavis S, Amos A, Cunningham-Burley S. Bell R, et al. Among authors: amos a. J Adolesc. 1999 Oct;22(5):683-94. doi: 10.1006/jado.1999.0263. J Adolesc. 1999. PMID: 10527539
Using a mixture of qualitative and quantitative methods, the study shows that this is a period of considerable flux in smoking behaviour. Becoming a regular smoker is not a straightforward progressive process. The role of friendship groups and social c …
Using a mixture of qualitative and quantitative methods, the study shows that this is a period of considerable flux in smoking …
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