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Smoking rates in dementia patients in the outpatient setting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20452067     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of tobacco use in patients diagnosed with dementia or cognitive impairment in an outpatient setting as they may be unsafe smokers and present safety risks to themselves and others. We conducted a retrospective chart review of new patients between 1/06 and 8/07 who were diagnosed with dementia or cognitive impairment in a geriatric outpatient practice. The data collected included age, gender, tobacco use patterns and mini-mental state examination (MMSE) score. Data was analyzed using SAS 9.1 for Windows (SAS Institute, Cary, NC). Former tobacco use rates in our study were similar to nationwide published rates for elderly over 65 (39.9% vs. 39.5%, respectively, p=0.99). However, only two patients in our study (1.32%, 95%CI=0.16-4.70) were current tobacco users compared with published census data that 10.2% of those over 65 are current smokers nationwide (p<0.001). Our study revealed a much lower rate of current tobacco use in our series of cognitively impaired patients. Further research is needed to explore the reasons for decreased smoking in those with cognitive impairment and its clinical implications.
Authors:
Paula E Lester; Radmila Lyubarova; Vatsala Kirtani; Lucy O Macina; Izchak Kohen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gerontology and geriatrics     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1872-6976     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Gerontol Geriatr     Publication Date:    2011 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214379     Medline TA:  Arch Gerontol Geriatr     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  281-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Winthrop University Hospital, Division of Geriatric Medicine, 222 Station Plaza North, Suite 518, Mineola, NY 11501, USA.
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