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Stead, Lindsay F and Lancaster, Tim (2005) Group behaviour therapy programmes for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (2), . Art. No.: CD001007. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001007.pub2.

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We aimed to determine the effects of smoking cessation programmes delivered in a group format compared to self-help materials, or to no intervention; to compare the effectiveness of group therapy and individual counselling; and to determine the effect of adding group therapy to advice from a health professional or to nicotine replacement. We also aimed to determine whether specific components increased the effectiveness of group therapy. We aimed to determine the rate at which offers of group therapy are taken up.

Conclusions: Group therapy is better for helping people stop smoking than self help, and other less intensive interventions. There is not enough evidence to evaluate whether groups are more effective, or cost-effective, than intensive individual counselling. There is not enough evidence to support the use of particular psychological components in a programme beyond the support and skills training normally included.


Item Type
Article
Publication Type
International, Report, Review
Drug Type
Tobacco / Nicotine
Intervention Type
Treatment method, Psychosocial treatment method
Date
2005
Identification #
Art. No.: CD001007. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001007.pub2
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Place of Publication
London
Number
2
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Not in collection)

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