Evaluation of an intervention for hospitalized African American smokers

Academic Article


  • Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a smoking cessation intervention based on the transtheoretical model of change with a sample of low-income African American smokers admitted to an indigent-care hospital. Methods: The intervention incorporated components shown to be effective in increasing cessation in other populations, tailored to a bedside counseling format with follow-up contact postdischarge. Results: Intervention patients were significantly more likely to advance in stage than were control patients. Conclusion: A hospital-offered bedside intervention offers promise in reaching underserved smokers with effective, though limited, cessation assistance.
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    Author List

  • Davies SL; Kohler CL; Fish L; Taylor BE; Foster GE; Annang L
  • Start Page

  • 228
  • End Page

  • 239
  • Volume

  • 29
  • Issue

  • 3