Patient navigation to promote smoking cessation among low-income primary care patients: a pilot randomized controlled trialUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications
UMMS AffiliationDepartment of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
Medical Subject HeadingsAdult; Feasibility Studies; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Patient Acceptance of Health Care; Patient Navigation; Pilot Projects; Poverty; Primary Health Care; Smoking Cessation; Treatment Outcome
AbstractWe conducted a pilot randomized controlled trial to determine the feasibility and acceptability of a patient navigation intervention. Forty-seven smokers from one safety-net hospital were randomized to either a control group, in which they received a smoking cessation brochure and a list of smoking cessation resources, or a navigation group, in which they received the smoking cessation brochure, a list of smoking cessation resources, and patient navigation. Follow-up data were obtained for 33 participants. Nine (47.4%) of 19 of navigation group participants had engaged in smoking cessation treatment by 3 months versus 6 (42.9%) of 14 control group participants (chi-square p = ns). Patient navigation to promote engagement in smoking cessation treatment was feasible and acceptable to participants.
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Citation InformationKaren E. Lasser, Karey S. Kenst, Lisa M. Quintiliani, Renda Soylemez Wiener, et al.. "Patient navigation to promote smoking cessation among low-income primary care patients: a pilot randomized controlled trial" Vol. 12 Iss. 4 (2013) ISSN: 1533-2640 (Linking)
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