What is the effect of a nurse-led intervention on smoking cessation in people admitted to hospital for coronary heart disease?
Randomised controlled trial.
The nurse-led smoking cessation intervention increased smoking cessation rates at 12 months (AR for quitting: 50% (57/114) with intervention v 37% (4/119) with control; absolute risk reduction 13%, 95% CI 0% to 26%; NNT 8, 95% CI 4 to 250; conservative intention to treat analysis).
A nurse-led smoking cessation program was effective in people who had been admitted to hospital for coronary heart disease. The extended duration of the intervention may have been an important factor.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Coronary heart disease, Smoking cessation, Nursing, Health education, Randomised controlled trial
| Abstracted from: Quist-Paulsen P, Gallefoss F. Randomised controlled trial of smoking cessation intervention after admission for coronary heart disease. Br Medi J 2003; 327: 1254–1257.