2006 Student Research Conference:
19th Annual Student Research Conference

Human Potential and Performance

Secondhand smoke: Development of a structured interview for Kirksville restaurant and bar owners
Sarah Shelton
Dr. Roberta Donahue, Faculty Mentor

Within the United States of America, ten states currently require restaurants to be smoke-free, while eighteen do not have any smoking restrictions in restaurants. The remaining states fall somewhere between these two ends of the continuum. Missouri requires restaurants to provide a designated smoking area. In Kirksville, thirteen of fifty-two restaurants and bars are voluntarily smoke-free. This served as the catalyst for development of an instrument to collect local data concerning the attitudes of bar and restaurant owners toward secondhand smoke. The content, format and face validity of the instrument were reviewed by both culturally-competent experts in research methods and tobacco prevention professionals. After revisions incorporating the experts’ suggestions, the instrument was reviewed and approved by the Health and Exercise Sciences IRB. The twenty-three question instrument addresses attitudes and knowledge about secondhand smoke. Further research is needed to collect and analyze data from Kirksville restaurant and bar owners.

Keywords: secondhand smoke, survey development

Topic(s):Health Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 60-39
Location: OP Lobby and Atrium
Time: 4:15

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