Journal article

What Works in Smoking Cessation Interventions for Cancer Survivors? A Meta-Analysis

Paschal Sheeran, Katelyn Jones, Aya Avishai, Yael R Symes, Charles Abraham, Eleanor Miles, Charles E Wright, Deborah K Mayer, Kurt M Ribisl

Health Psychology | AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2019


OBJECTIVE: We conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials designed to promote smoking cessation among cancer survivors to (a) assess how effective interventions are at increasing quit rates, and (b) determine which intervention strategies are associated with effect sizes. METHODS: Out of 10,848 records that were located using computerized searches and informal sources, 21 interventions met the inclusion criteria for the review. We developed a bespoke taxonomy of 36 categories of techniques designed to change smoking behavior, and coded sample, intervention, and methodological characteristics. Random effects meta-analysis and metaregressions were conducted. RESULTS: The sample-w..

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