Programa de cesacion tabaquica con parche de nicotina en medicos y farmaceuticos de Cataluna: Resultados a 3 y 12 meses

Translated title of the contribution: Smoking cessation program with nicotine patch among physicians and pharmacists of Catalonia (Spain)

H. Pardell, E. Salto, J. Ciruela, R. Tresserras, P. Gascon, L. Salleras

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Abstract

Smoking abstinence rates of a group of 300 physicians and pharmacists of Catalonia (Spain) who participated in an open non-controlled follow-up design study with nicotine patch, are presented. Were eligible all the individuals who regularly smoke more than 15 cigarettes/day and get Fagerstrom Test score of 5 or more. Those who smoke more than 20 cig/day were offered a 3-month 24-hour transdermal nicotine treatment (30-20-10 schedule) and those smoking between 15 and 20 cig/day, received the 20-20-10 schedule. A follow up of participants was carried out at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months. After one year, 12 participants (4%) were dropped out. The overal abstinence rates at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months were respectively 55.9% (IC95%: 50.2-61.6), 42.7% (IC95%: 37.0-48.4), 35.4% (IC95% 29.9-40.9), 33.7% (IC95%: 28.2-39.2). Among predictive cessation variables, only those who had mad 1 to 3 previous attempts and those with only 'cold turkey' (or slow reduction) quit experience. obtained statistically better results at 3 months. These results seem to be as good as or even better than those obtained in other similar studies with nicotine patch.

Translated title of the contributionSmoking cessation program with nicotine patch among physicians and pharmacists of Catalonia (Spain)
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)16-20
Number of pages5
JournalAnales de Medicina Interna
Volume13
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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