Journal article

Motivational interviewing as a smoking cessation intervention for patients with cancer: Randomized controlled trial

M Wakefield, I Olver, H Whitford, E Rosenfeld

Nursing Research | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2004

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Smoking cessation of patients with cancer can improve treatment efficacy and survival. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a motivational interviewing intervention increased successful smoking cessation attempts of patients with cancer attending a South Australian public hospital, as compared with usual care. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was used to study 137 patients with mixed cancer sites, including 74 intervention patients and 63 control patients. The motivational interviewing intervention was delivered over a 3-month period. The intervention included a visit with a smoking cessation counselor, provision of smoking cessation booklets, nicotine replacement therapy, famil..

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