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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    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
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
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Chewing Gum*
Counseling / methods*
Dentists
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Humans
Middle Aged
Nicotine
Physicians
Random Allocation
Smoking / prevention & control*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01 CA 38337/CA/NCI NIH HHS
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chewing Gum; 54-11-5/Nicotine
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