TITLE

EFFECTIVENESS OF THREE INTENSITIES OF SMOKING CESSATION TREATMENT IN PRIMARY CARE

AUTHOR(S)
Secades-Villa, Roberto; Alonso-Pérez, Fernando; García-Rodríguez, Olaya; Fernández-Hermida, José Ramón
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Psychological Reports;Dec2009 Part 1, Vol. 105 Issue 3, p747
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of three smoking cessation programs of varying intensity applied in a primary care setting. Participants were 89 individuals randomly assigned to one of three treatment groups: brief counseling plus information pamphlet, self-help program with telephone follow-up, and intensive behavioral treatment. At the 12-mo. follow-up, intensive behavioral treatment (42.8% abstinence) was more effective than the self-help program (27.5%), which was in turn more effective than counseling (12.9%). Continued abstinence was also higher in the intensive treatment group (37.9%) than in the self-help (17.2%) and the counseling groups (9.7%), although these differences only reached statistical significance in the first and third of these groups. Treatment adherence was higher in the intensive behavioral group (82.8% of participants attended all the sessions) than in the self-help group (61.8% completed the program). The results appear to confirm a dose-response effect in the treatment of smokers and indicate satisfactory acceptability of intensive behavioral programs applied in primary care.
ACCESSION #
48261983

 

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