Stages of Change training for opportunistic smoking intervention by the primary health care team. Part I: Randomised controlled trial of the effect of training on patient smoking outcomes and health professional behaviour as recalled by patients

A. Scott Lennox, Norma Bain, Ross J. Taylor, Linda McKie, Peter T. Donnan, Jane Groves

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Abstract

The Stages of Change approach to smoking cessation intervention is increasingly advocated in primary care, and training in the approach is readily available. However, there has been little formal evaluation of the effectiveness of such training. A one-day Stages of Change training for primary health care teams was evaluated using both quantitative analysis of patient outcomes in a randomised controlled trial, and qualitative analysis of interviews with workshop participants. This paper reports the quantitative findings. Patients in the intervention group were more likely than controls to recall smoking having been mentioned in a consultation, but there were no significant effects of the intervention on patient smoking outcomes fourteen months after the workshops.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-149
Number of pages10
JournalHealth Education Journal
Volume57
Issue number2
Early online date1 Jun 1998
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Primary health care
  • Qualitative methods
  • Quantitative methods
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stages of change model

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