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Q Is a nurse managed, cognitive behavioural, smoking cessation and relapse prevention programme effective for women admitted to hospital with cardiovascular disease (CVD)?
randomised controlled trial.
blinded (data collectors and outcome assessors).
Follow up period:
10 hospitals in the San Francisco Bay area, California, USA.
277 women ⩾18 years of age (mean age 61 y) who were admitted to hospital with CVD or peripheral vascular disease, had smoked cigarettes in the month before admission, and were willing to make a serious attempt to quit smoking after discharge. Exclusion criteria included medical instability, alcohol or substance abuse, dementia, and schizophrenia.
smoking cessation and relapse prevention intervention (brief physician counselling and usual care …
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For correspondence: Professor E S Sivarajan Froelicher, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Sources of funding: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; nicotine patches donated by Hoechst, Marion and Rousseau and SmithKlineBeecham.