A brief smoking cessation intervention for women in low-income planned parenthood clinics

Citation
Re. Glasgow et al., A brief smoking cessation intervention for women in low-income planned parenthood clinics, AM J PUB HE, 90(5), 2000, pp. 786-789
Citations number
29
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Public Health & Health Care Science","Envirnomentale Medicine & Public Health","Medical Research General Topics
Journal title
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
ISSN journal
0090-0036 → ACNP
Volume
90
Issue
5
Year of publication
2000
Pages
786 - 789
Database
ISI
SICI code
0090-0036(200005)90:5<786:ABSCIF>2.0.ZU;2-7
Abstract
Objectives. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a brief smoking cessa tion intervention for women 15 to 35 veers of age attending Planned Parenth ood clinics. Methods. Female smokers (n = 1154) were randomly assigned either to advice only or to a brief intervention that involved a 9-minute video. 12 to 15 mi nutes of behavioral counseling, clinician advice to quit, and follow-up tel ephone calls. Results. Seventy-six percent of those eligible participated. Results reveal ed a clear, short-term intervention effect at the 6-week follow-up (7-day s elf-reported abstinence: 10.2% vs 6.9% for advice only, P < .05) and a more ambiguous effect at 6 months (30-day biochemically validated abstinence: 6 .4% vs 3.8%. NS). Conclusions. This brief, clinic-based intervention appears to be effective in reaching and enhancing cessation among female smokers, a traditionally u nderserved population.