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
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 ..View full abstract
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council
This work was supported by Quit Victoria and the Royal District Nursing Service Homeless Persons' Program both based in Melbourne, Australia. CJS was partially supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship (359279).