TITLE

Exercise counseling to enhance smoking cessation outcomes: the Fit2Quit randomized controlled trial

AUTHOR(S)
Maddison, Ralph; Roberts, Vaughan; McRobbie, Hayden; Bullen, Christopher; Prapavessis, Harry; Glover, Marewa; Jiang, Yannan; Brown, Paul; Leung, William; Taylor, Sue; Tsai, Midi
PUB. DATE
October 2014
SOURCE
Annals of Behavioral Medicine;Oct2014, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p194
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
Background: Regular exercise has been proposed as a potential smoking cessation aid.Purpose: This study aimed to determine the effects of an exercise counseling program on cigarette smoking abstinence at 24 weeks.Methods: A parallel, two-arm, randomized controlled trial was conducted. Adult cigarette smokers (n = 906) who were insufficiently active and interested in quitting were randomized to receive the Fit2Quit intervention (10 exercise telephone counseling sessions over 6 months) plus usual care (behavioral counseling and nicotine replacement therapy) or usual care alone.Results: There were no significant group differences in 7-day point-prevalence and continuous abstinence at 6 months. The more intervention calls successfully delivered, the lower the probability of smoking (OR, 0.88; 95 % CI 0.81-0.97, p = 0.01) in the intervention group. A significant difference was observed for leisure time physical activity (difference = 219.11 MET-minutes/week; 95 % CI 52.65-385.58; p = 0.01).Conclusions: Telephone-delivered exercise counseling may not be sufficient to improve smoking abstinence rates over and above existing smoking cessation services. (Australasian Clinical Trials Registry Number: ACTRN12609000637246.).
ACCESSION #
97903647

 

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