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Burch, Jane and Tort, Sera [The Cochrane Library] . (2017) Clinical question: Can individual behavioral counseling increase smoking abstinence rates? London: Wiley. Cochrane Clinical Answers

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

Evidence of moderate to high quality shows that more people stopped smoking when they received counseling on an individual basis versus minimal contact (up to 15 minutes of advice, with or without self‐help materials) with or without pharmacotherapy (overall, on average, 94 vs 63 per 1000 people quit smoking). More intensive counseling also led to greater success than less intensive counseling (on average, 112 vs 87 per 1000 people quit smoking). However, it is worth noting that the proportion of people who quit was small in both groups; therefore, the actual impact of these interventions on absolute numbers of people who quit may be small.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Tobacco
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, Psychosocial treatment method
Source:The Cochrane Library
Date:20 November 2017
Publisher:Wiley
Place of Publication:London
EndNote:View
Subjects:B Drugs and alcohol substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method > Individual therapy
HJ Treatment method > Counselling
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Patient care management
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines > Practice / clinical guidelines
T Demographic characteristics > Counsellor / Therapist

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