Predictors of success in a smoking cessation clinic

Scott Sherman, Ming Ming Wang, Bob Nguyen

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    Abstract

    We identified factors associated with success among the first 531 patients referred to a Veterans Affairs Medical Center smoking cessation clinic. Both patients and providers completed questionnaires covering smoking history, other health habits, and comorbidity. The 3-month success rate was 23% of all referrals or 42% of clinic attendees. Among those referred, factors associated with their success were being at least 50 years of age, having hyperlipidemia, and not currently drinking alcohol. Among those who attended the clinic at least once, factors associated with success were being at least 50 years of age, being less physically active, and not currently drinking alcohol. Neither patients nor providers could predict who would successfully stop smoking.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)702-704
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of General Internal Medicine
    Volume11
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

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    Smoking Cessation
    Alcohol Drinking
    Smoking
    Veterans
    Hyperlipidemias
    Habits
    Comorbidity
    Referral and Consultation
    History
    Health

    Keywords

    • predictors of smoking cessation
    • smoking
    • smoking cessation clinic

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Internal Medicine

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    Predictors of success in a smoking cessation clinic. / Sherman, Scott; Wang, Ming Ming; Nguyen, Bob.

    In: Journal of General Internal Medicine, Vol. 11, No. 11, 01.01.1996, p. 702-704.

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    Sherman, Scott ; Wang, Ming Ming ; Nguyen, Bob. / Predictors of success in a smoking cessation clinic. In: Journal of General Internal Medicine. 1996 ; Vol. 11, No. 11. pp. 702-704.
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