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Nicotine Tob Res. 2005 Feb;7(1):129-37.

Dissemination of an effective inpatient tobacco use cessation program.

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Department of Psychiatry Stanford, University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305-5722, USA. btaylor@stanford.edu

Abstract

The present study aimed to determine whether tobacco use cessation rates observed in controlled trials of a hospital-based tobacco use cessation program could be replicated when the program was disseminated to a wide range of hospitals in a two-stage process including implementation and institutionalization phases. Using a nonrandomized, observational design, we recruited six hospitals to participate in the study. The research team helped implement the program during the first year of participation (implementation) and then withdrew from active involvement during the second year (institutionalization). The mean 6-month self-reported cessation rates were 26.3% (range = 17.6%-52.8%) for the implementation phase and 22.7% (range = 12.9%-48.2%) for the institutionalization phase. Hospitals with paid professionals providing the program had the best outcomes. Inpatient tobacco use cessation programs are feasible to implement and should target a 6-month self-reported cessation rate of at least 25%.

PMID:
15804685
DOI:
10.1080/14622200412331328420
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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