Smoking cessation in primary care: Implementation of a proactive telephone intervention

Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 08/23/2013

The study aims to perform a smoking cessation intervention by a nurse practitioner in a primary care setting and assess its effectiveness. Measuring stage of change and nicotine dependence can assist clinicians in implementing cessation strategies. Although effective, a provider may find the intervention too intensive to employ with more than one patient at a time. This intervention should be evaluated with smokers ready to make a quit attempt.

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