Journal article

Homeless Clients Benefit From Smoking Cessation Treatment Delivered by a Homeless Persons' Program

Catherine Jane Segan, Sarah Maddox, Ron Borland

NICOTINE & TOBACCO RESEARCH | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2015

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Few homeless programs offer smoking cessation treatment. This study examined the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of a smoking cessation treatment model delivered by staff of a homeless persons' program. METHODS: Fourteen nurses from Melbourne's Royal District Nursing Service Homeless Persons' Program recruited 49 clients into a 12-week program offering weekly nurse-delivered smoking cessation appointments with intermittent carbon monoxide measurements, doctor-prescribed free nicotine patch, bupropion or varenicline, and Quitline phone support. Surveys were completed at program enrolment, end of program (EoP, 3 months) and 6 months post-enrolment. RESULTS: Clients ..

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