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Med Clin (Barc). 2012 Mar 17;138(6):242-5. doi: 10.1016/j.medcli.2011.04.018. Epub 2011 Jun 21.

[Telephone-based smoking cessation. Predictors of success].

[Article in Spanish]

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Servicio de Neumología, Hospital Carlos III, Madrid, España. jcarreras.hciii@salud.madrid.org

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE:

To identify the predictors of successful outcome in a telephone smoking cessation program.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

Observational study in the context of clinical practice in a smoking cessation clinic. The smoking cessation program was carried out by phone over a period of 3 months and follow-up for 6 months. Sociodemographic variables were analyzed, dependence, and comorbidity and the main variable was continuous abstinence at 24 weeks.

RESULTS:

743 smokers, 43% male and 57% female, mean (SD) age: 41.9 (9.8) years. The continuous abstinence rate at 24 weeks was 37.3% (IC 95% 34.9-40.0).The multivariable model showed three variables with predictive value: no current psychiatric diagnosis, social support and the first item of Fagerström test (time to first cigarette in the morning).

CONCLUSIONS:

Treatment outcomes of this smoking cessation program was influenced by the following variables: nicotine dependence, psychiatric disorders and social support.

PMID:
21696785
DOI:
10.1016/j.medcli.2011.04.018
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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