Quitting experiences and preferences for a future quit attempt: a study among inpatient smokers.
Bottom Line: Understanding smokers' quit experiences and their preferences for a future quit attempt may aid in the development of effective cessation treatments.The majority of smokers had attempted quitting in the previous 12 months; NRT was a popular cessation treatment, although it was not used as recommended by most.This suggests a need for assistance in the selection and optimal use of cessation aids for hospitalised smokers.
Affiliation: Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University (Parkville Campus), Parkville, Victoria, Australia.Show MeSH
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Mentions: The mean participation rate in the RCT was 42.8% across the three sites (participation rates at the individual hospitals ranged from 35.4% to 49.6%) giving a final sample size of 600 participants (figure 1). Non-participants were more likely to be light smokers (72.0% vs 52.7%, p<0.001) and slightly older (53.1±16.7 vs 51.0±14.1 years, p=0.012) than participants. The demographic characteristics of the study participants are presented in table 1.
Affiliation: Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University (Parkville Campus), Parkville, Victoria, Australia.