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Impediment profiling for smoking cessation: application in the worksite.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17152248     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To replicate results of a pilot smoking cessation study and demonstrate applicability to a worksite setting. METHODS: Smokers employed by a community hospital participated in an onsite smoking cessation program. Participants used an "impediment profiling" instrument to rate personal barriers to cessation and were assigned to between one and seven interventions. Cessation was defined as carbon monoxide concentration in expired air of < or = 10 ppm. RESULTS: Fifty-one employees participated. Subjects lost to follow-up were assumed to be smoking, resulting in a 39.2% 1-year quit rate; 47.5% of program completers (n = 40) were smoke-free at 1 year. Self-reported quit rate at 2.5 years was 25.5% (17 lost to attrition assumed to be smoking) with 38.2% of program completers smoke-free. DISCUSSION: This study suggests that impediment profiling holds promise far smoking cessation and demonstrates feasibility in a worksite setting. Further evaluation of this intervention in the context of randomized controlled trials is warranted.
Meghan O'Connell; Beth Patton Comerford; Hilary K Wall; Valentine Yanchou-Njike; Zubaida Faridi; David L Katz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health promotion : AJHP     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0890-1171     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Promot     Publication Date:    2006 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-07     Completed Date:  2006-12-26     Revised Date:  2007-12-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701680     Medline TA:  Am J Health Promot     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-100     Citation Subset:  T    
Yale Prevention Research Center, 130 Division St. Derby, CT 06418, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Hospitals, Community
Occupational Health*
Smoking Cessation / methods*
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