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Am J Public Health. 2000 May;90(5):786-9.

A brief smoking cessation intervention for women in low-income planned parenthood clinics.

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  • 1AMC Cancer Research Center, Denver, Colo., USA. russkpf@earthlink.net

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

The purpose of this study was to evaluate a brief smoking cessation intervention for women 15 to 35 years of age attending Planned Parenthood clinics.

METHODS:

Female smokers (n = 1154) were randomly assigned either to advice only or to a brief intervention that involved a 9-minute video, 12 to 15 minutes of behavioral counseling, clinician advice to quit, and follow-up telephone calls.

RESULTS:

Seventy-six percent of those eligible participated. Results revealed a clear, short-term intervention effect at the 6-week follow-up (7-day self-reported abstinence: 10.2% vs 6.9% for advice only, P < .05) and a more ambiguous effect at 6 months (30-day biochemically validated abstinence: 6.4% vs 3.8%, NS).

CONCLUSIONS:

This brief, clinic-based intervention appears to be effective in reaching and enhancing cessation among female smokers, a traditionally underserved population.

PMID:
10800431
PMCID:
PMC1446229
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