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Rigotti, Nancy A. and Clair, Carole and Munafo, Marcus R and Stead, Lindsay F [The Cochrane Library] . (2012) Interventions for smoking cessation in hospitalised patients. London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (5) DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001837.pub3

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/1465185...

Objectives: To determine the effectiveness of interventions for smoking cessation that are initiated for hospitalised patients.

Conclusion: High intensity behavioural interventions that begin during a hospital stay and include at least one month of supportive contact after discharge promote smoking cessation among hospitalised patients. The effect of these interventions was independent of the patient's admitting diagnosis and was found in rehabilitation settings as well as acute care hospitals. There was no evidence of effect for interventions of lower intensity or shorter duration. This update found that adding NRT to intensive counselling significantly increases cessation rates over counselling alone. There is insufficient direct evidence to conclude that adding bupropion or varenicline to intensive counselling increases cessation rates over what is achieved by counselling alone.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Tobacco
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder treatment method, AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:The Cochrane Library
Date:March 2012
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Place of Publication:London
Number:5
EndNote:View
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Patient care management
B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method > Cessation of substance use
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Hospital

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