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Evid Based Nurs 8:105 doi:10.1136/ebn.8.4.105
  • Treatment

Clinician advice, an interactive computer program, and motivational counselling during routine medical visits increased reported smoking abstinence among teens


 
 Q Does an intervention comprising brief clinician advice during routine medical visits, an interactive computer program, and brief motivational counselling reduce smoking in adolescent smokers and non-smokers over the long term?

METHODS

GraphicDesign:

randomised controlled trial (Teen Reach programme).

GraphicAllocation:

{concealed}.*

GraphicBlinding:

blinded {data collectors and outcome assessors}.*

GraphicFollow up period:

1 and 2 years.

GraphicSetting:

7 large paediatric and family practice departments in a group practice health maintenance organisation in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington, USA.

GraphicParticipants:

2526 adolescents 14–17 years of age (59% girls, 78% white) who were willing to stay after their clinician visit for about 15 minutes and did not intend to leave the geographic area in the next year.

GraphicIntervention:

1254 adolescents were allocated to the Teen Reach intervention, which comprised (1) a written prompt for primary care clinicians to encourage teens to quit smoking or to …

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