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A minimal-contact smoking cessation program in a health care setting.
  • Published Date:
    1983 Sep-Oct
  • Source:
    Public Health Rep. 98(5):497-502
  • Language:
    English
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    Public Health Rep
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  • Description:
    A minimal-contact smoking cessation program, designed for use in a health care setting, is described. Smokers receiving medical care as inpatients or outpatients at the Ann Arbor (Mich.) Veterans Administration Hospital receive a brief consultation about their smoking from a health practitioner. (For inpatients, the consultation occurs near the time of the patient's discharge from the hospital.) Toward the end of the consultation, if the patient decides to try to quit smoking, he or she is given a self-help smoking cessation kit in a 3-week-diary format. With the practitioner, the smoker fills out the first series of exercises in the kit, including a smoking awareness test, and signs a stop-smoking contract, which is cosigned by the practitioner. The patient takes the kit home, where the remainder of the kit's instructions and exercises are to be followed. Compliance is encouraged by weekly telephone calls from the health practitioner to check on the patient's progress and by offering the patient a State lottery ticket for each week of the diary completed. Although the materials for this program were created for veterans using the Veterans Administration medical care system, the program can be adapted to a variety of health settings and can employ different types of health care practitioners--physicians, nurses, physician's assistants, and allied health care providers.

  • Pubmed ID:
    6414037
  • Pubmed Central ID:
    PMCnull
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