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Patient navigation to promote smoking cessation among low-income primary care patients: a pilot randomized controlled trial
University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications
  • Karen E. Lasser, Boston University
  • Karey S. Kenst, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Lisa M. Quintiliani, Boston University
  • Renda Soylemez Wiener, Boston University
  • Jennifer Murillo, Boston University
  • Lori Pbert, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Ziming Xuan, Boston University
  • Deborah J. Bowen, Boston University
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
Date
11-12-2013
Document Type
Article
Medical Subject Headings
Adult; 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
Abstract
We 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: J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2013;12(4):374-90. doi: 10.1080/15332640.2013.819311. Link to article on publisher's site
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PubMed ID
24215228
Citation Information
Karen 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)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lori_pbert/65/