Title

Smoking intervention for cardiac patients: in search of more effective strategies

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine; Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine

Date

1-1993

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Behavior Therapy; Coronary Disease; Counseling; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Smoking; Smoking Cessation

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Women's Studies

Abstract

Smoking cessation greatly reduces morbidity and mortality associated with coronary artery disease (CAD). This paper presents details of an individually delivered smoking intervention program for patients with CAD that had been shown to be effective in a previously reported randomized clinical trial. Treatment components include inpatient counseling, followed by a single outpatient visit and follow-up by telephone. This approach compared to traditional outpatient group intervention engenders much higher levels of patient participation and is suitable to the special needs of cardiac patients.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Cardiology. 1993;82(5):317-24.

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

8374929