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Pharmaceutical care in smoking cessation.

Marín Armero A, Calleja Hernandez MA, Perez-Vicente S, Martinez-Martinez F - Patient Prefer Adherence (2015)

Bottom Line: As a determining factor in various diseases and the leading known cause of preventable mortality and morbidity, tobacco use is the number one public health problem in developed countries.Pharmaceutical care has a number of specific characteristics that enable the pharmacist, as a health professional, to play an active role in dealing with smoking and deliver positive smoking cessation interventions.The methodology was an open, analytical, pre-post intervention, quasi-experimental clinical study performed with one patient cohort.

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Affiliation: Community Pharmacy, Murcia, Spain.

ABSTRACT
As a determining factor in various diseases and the leading known cause of preventable mortality and morbidity, tobacco use is the number one public health problem in developed countries. Facing this health problem requires authorities and health professionals to promote, via specific programs, health campaigns that improve patients' access to smoking cessation services. Pharmaceutical care has a number of specific characteristics that enable the pharmacist, as a health professional, to play an active role in dealing with smoking and deliver positive smoking cessation interventions. The objectives of the study were to assess the efficacy of a smoking cessation campaign carried out at a pharmaceutical care center and to evaluate the effects of pharmaceutical care on patients who decide to try to stop smoking. The methodology was an open, analytical, pre-post intervention, quasi-experimental clinical study performed with one patient cohort. The results of the study were that the promotional campaign for the smoking cessation program increased the number of patients from one to 22, and after 12 months into the study, 43.48% of the total number of patients achieved total smoking cessation. We can conclude that advertising of a smoking cessation program in a pharmacy increases the number of patients who use the pharmacy's smoking cessation services, and pharmaceutical care is an effective means of achieving smoking cessation.

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Mentions: Twelve months into the study, 52.18% of patients achieved smoking cessation, 13.04% had not achieved it, and 34.78% abandoned the study. Of the patients who obtained a positive result, 83.33% achieved total smoking cessation (43.48% of the total number of patients) and 16.67% achieved partial cessation (8.70% of the total; Table 1). The rate of smoking cessation achieved by patients during the study period is shown in Figure 5.


Pharmaceutical care in smoking cessation.

Marín Armero A, Calleja Hernandez MA, Perez-Vicente S, Martinez-Martinez F - Patient Prefer Adherence (2015)

Rate of smoking cessation achieved by patients during the study period.
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f5-ppa-9-209: Rate of smoking cessation achieved by patients during the study period.
Mentions: Twelve months into the study, 52.18% of patients achieved smoking cessation, 13.04% had not achieved it, and 34.78% abandoned the study. Of the patients who obtained a positive result, 83.33% achieved total smoking cessation (43.48% of the total number of patients) and 16.67% achieved partial cessation (8.70% of the total; Table 1). The rate of smoking cessation achieved by patients during the study period is shown in Figure 5.

Bottom Line: As a determining factor in various diseases and the leading known cause of preventable mortality and morbidity, tobacco use is the number one public health problem in developed countries.Pharmaceutical care has a number of specific characteristics that enable the pharmacist, as a health professional, to play an active role in dealing with smoking and deliver positive smoking cessation interventions.The methodology was an open, analytical, pre-post intervention, quasi-experimental clinical study performed with one patient cohort.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Community Pharmacy, Murcia, Spain.

ABSTRACT
As a determining factor in various diseases and the leading known cause of preventable mortality and morbidity, tobacco use is the number one public health problem in developed countries. Facing this health problem requires authorities and health professionals to promote, via specific programs, health campaigns that improve patients' access to smoking cessation services. Pharmaceutical care has a number of specific characteristics that enable the pharmacist, as a health professional, to play an active role in dealing with smoking and deliver positive smoking cessation interventions. The objectives of the study were to assess the efficacy of a smoking cessation campaign carried out at a pharmaceutical care center and to evaluate the effects of pharmaceutical care on patients who decide to try to stop smoking. The methodology was an open, analytical, pre-post intervention, quasi-experimental clinical study performed with one patient cohort. The results of the study were that the promotional campaign for the smoking cessation program increased the number of patients from one to 22, and after 12 months into the study, 43.48% of the total number of patients achieved total smoking cessation. We can conclude that advertising of a smoking cessation program in a pharmacy increases the number of patients who use the pharmacy's smoking cessation services, and pharmaceutical care is an effective means of achieving smoking cessation.

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