The relationship of patient characteristics to physician delivery of advice to stop smoking

Ockene, Judith K., Hosmer, David W., Williams, Joanne W., Goldberg, Robert J., Ockene, Ira S., Biliouris, Timothy and Dalen, James E. 1987, The relationship of patient characteristics to physician delivery of advice to stop smoking, Journal of general internal medicine, vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 337-340, doi: 10.1007/BF02596170.

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Title The relationship of patient characteristics to physician delivery of advice to stop smoking
Author(s) Ockene, Judith K.
Hosmer, David W.
Williams, Joanne W.ORCID iD for Williams, Joanne W.
Goldberg, Robert J.
Ockene, Ira S.
Biliouris, Timothy
Dalen, James E.
Journal name Journal of general internal medicine
Volume number 2
Issue number 5
Start page 337
End page 340
Total pages 4
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publication date 1987-09
ISSN 0884-8734
Keyword(s) Adult
Analysis of Variance
Health Status
Middle Aged
Surveys and Questionnaires
Time Factors
Summary To investigate the frequency of physician delivery of advice to stop smoking and patient characteristics affecting whether physicians deliver such advice, the authors surveyed 97 current cigarette smokers seen in two specialty and one general medicine clinic at a university medical center. Approximately two thirds of the smokers reported ever having been advised to stop smoking by their current physicians. In univariate and multivariate analyses, the presence of a smoking-related illness, the number of prior attempts to quit, and the duration of cigarette smoking were significantly related to delivery of smoking cessation advice by physicians. Knowledge of factors that affect the provision of advice to stop smoking can be used to enhance the physician's role in smoking intervention.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/BF02596170
Field of Research 1103 Clinical Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©1987, Society of General Internal Medicine
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