A brief smoking cessation intervention for women in low-income planned parenthood clinics

TitleA brief smoking cessation intervention for women in low-income planned parenthood clinics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsGlasgow, RE, Whitlock, EP, Eakin, EG, Lichtenstein, E
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Date PublishedMay
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0090-0036 (Print)0090-0036 (Linking)
Accession Number10800431
Keywords*Ambulatory Care Facilities, *Family Planning Services, *Poverty, *Women's Health Services, Adolescent, Adult, Counseling/*methods, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Oregon, Patient Education as Topic/*methods, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Smoking Cessation/*methods, Smoking/*prevention & control, Treatment Outcome

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate a brief smoking cessation intervention for women 15 to 35 years of age attending Planned Parenthood clinics. METHODS: Female smokers (n = 1154) were randomly assigned either to advice only or to a brief intervention that involved a 9-minute video, 12 to 15 minutes of behavioral counseling, clinician advice to quit, and follow-up telephone calls. RESULTS: Seventy-six percent of those eligible participated. Results revealed a clear, short-term intervention effect at the 6-week follow-up (7-day self-reported abstinence: 10.2% vs 6.9% for advice only, P < .05) and a more ambiguous effect at 6 months (30-day biochemically validated abstinence: 6.4% vs 3.8%, NS). CONCLUSIONS: This brief, clinic-based intervention appears to be effective in reaching and enhancing cessation among female smokers, a traditionally underserved population.

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