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Am J Public Health. 1996 Nov;86(11):1557-60.

A nurse-managed smoking cessation program for hospitalized smokers.

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Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA 94305-5542, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

This study evaluated a nurse-managed smoking cessation program for smokers hospitalized for a variety of conditions.

METHODS:

Hospitalized patients who smoked prior to hospitalization and who were motivated to quit (n = 660) were randomized to intervention or usual-care groups and followed for the next year. The intervention included a meeting with the nurse-case manager; the use of a videotape, workbook, relaxation audiotape, and nicotine replacement therapy; and nurse-initiated phone contacts after discharge.

RESULTS:

The 12-month confirmed cessation rates were 21% and 31% for, respectively, the usual-care and intervention groups (odds ratio = 1.7; 95% confidence interval = 1.1, 2.3).

CONCLUSIONS:

A nurse-managed smoking cessation intervention can significantly increase cessation rates for hospitalized patients.

PMID:
8916520
PMCID:
PMC1380689
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.86.11.1557
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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