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Burch, Jane and Magalhães, Pedro V [The Cochrane Library] . (2018) Clinical question: What are the benefits and harms of nursing interventions aimed at aiding smoking cessation? Wiley. Cochrane Clinical Answers

URL: https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cca/doi/10.1002/cc...

Moderate‐quality evidence shows that nursing interventions slightly increased the number of adults who quit smoking compared with usual care (on average, 157 vs 122 quit smoking per 1000 people). Reviewers found no clear evidence that trials using higher‐intensity interventions (initial contact lasted longer than 10 minutes) had larger treatment effects. Components of the nursing interventions varied considerably across trials (including self‐efficacy programs, counseling, advice, education, and motivational enhancement), and most trials did not report the components of usual care, making it difficult to identify whether any specific components were more beneficial than others. In addition, only 50% of trials specified that self‐reports of abstinence were consistently confirmed biochemically, and trials did not report reductions in smoking or the incidence of adverse events.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Tobacco
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD prevention, AOD disorder harm reduction, Psychosocial treatment method
Source:The Cochrane Library
Date:30 May 2018
Publisher:Wiley
EndNote:View
Subjects:B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method > Cessation of substance use
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Patient care management
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > Treatment factors
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines > Practice / clinical guidelines
T Demographic characteristics > Nurse

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