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Counseling medical and dental patients about cigarette smoking: the impact of nicotine gum and chart reminders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3812837     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To investigate methods for improving and expanding the counseling of smokers by physicians and dentists, we assigned 112 physicians and 50 dentists (in separate studies) to one of the following conditions: the control or advice-only group received a one-hour lecture on the consequences and management of smoking and a booklet detailing a four-step protocol for counseling patients about smoking; three other groups received, in addition, either, protocol reminder stickers placed on their patients' charts; nicotine gum made freely available to their patients; or both chart reminders and nicotine gum. Exit interviews of 1,091 medical and 647 dental patients indicated that the presence of chart reminders and/or the availability of nicotine gum increased the time spent counseling and altered the nature of the smoking cessation counseling provided by both physicians and dentists.
S J Cohen; A G Christen; B P Katz; C A Drook; B J Davis; D M Smith; G K Stookey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0090-0036     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  1987 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-03-16     Completed Date:  1987-03-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chewing Gum*
Counseling / methods*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Middle Aged
Random Allocation
Smoking / prevention & control*
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chewing Gum; 54-11-5/Nicotine

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