Mapping factors and measures that can help stop smoking among Arab men in Israel: A Concept Mapping study: Nihaya Daoud Academic Article uri icon


  • Background Minority men have higher smoking rates and smoking cessation interventions are less effective among them. In Israel, the prevalence of smoking among Arab men is nearly double that of Jewish men. However, there is a lack of knowledge regarding the various methods that could aid in smoking cessation. We have used the Concept Mapping (CM) which combines qualitative and quantitative methods and graphically represents the ideas of participants regarding a focal question. The CM involves four steps: Brainstorming; Sorting, Rating, and, Mapping (creating a multi-dimensional map following hierarchical cluster analysis using the Concept Systems software). Aim To identify factors that could help smoking cessation as per the opinions of Arab men smokers themselves, generated by the CM method. Methods

publication date

  • October 1, 2014