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Psychiatr Serv. 2013 Jul 1;64(7):707-10. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201200213.

Smoking cessation care provision and support procedures in Australian community mental health centers.

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  • 1School of Psychology, University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, New South Wales 2308, Australia. amy.anderson@newcastle.edu.au

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The study assessed the association of supportive clinical systems and procedures with smoking cessation care at community mental health centers.

METHODS:

Managers (N=84) of community mental health centers in New South Wales, Australia, were asked to complete a survey during 2009 about smoking cessation care.

RESULTS:

Of the 79 managers who responded, 56% reported that the centers assessed smoking for over 60% of clients, and 34% reported that more than 60% of clients received minimum acceptable smoking cessation care. They reported the use of guidelines and protocols (34%), the use of forms to record smoking status (65%), and the practice of always enforcing smoking bans (52%). Minimum acceptable smoking cessation care was associated with encouraging nicotine replacement therapy for staff who smoke (odds ratio [OR]=9.42), using forms for recording smoking status (OR=5.80), and always enforcing smoking bans (OR=3.82).

CONCLUSIONS:

Smoking cessation care was suboptimal, and additional supportive systems and procedures are required to increase its delivery.

PMID:
23821171
DOI:
10.1176/appi.ps.201200213
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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