Journal article

The effectiveness of personally tailored computer-generated advice letters for smoking cessation

R Borland, J Balmford, D Hunt

ADDICTION | WILEY | Published : 2004

Abstract

AIM: To assess the effectiveness of a new computer-generated tailored advice programme designed to be used by smokers and recent quitters having problems staying stopped. DESIGN: Randomized trial comparing a series of questionnaire assessments leading to tailored computer-generated advice letters mailed at strategically relevant times, to a no extra treatment control sent standardized printed self-help materials. SETTING: Victoria, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 1058 smokers or recent quitters recruited from callers to the Quitline. MEASUREMENTS: Smoking status and sustained abstinence at 12-month follow-up, plus extent of participation in the intervention. FINDINGS: Using a conservativ..

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