Facilitating Smoking Cessation and Preventing Relapse in Primary Care: Minimizing Weight Gain by Reducing Alcohol Consumption
Annual rept. 27 Dec 2005-26 Dec 2006
NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIV FORT LAUDERDALE FL COLL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
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This project evaluates a brief smoking cessation intervention for use in primary care settings. The Brief Counselor Assisted Program BCAP combines motivational interviewing, behavioral counseling and nicotine replacement therapy with an emphasis on reducing alcohol consumption as a strategy for minimizing weight gain related to smoking cessation. Participants are randomly assigned to either BCAP or to a Self-Guided Program SGP where they receive a pamphlet discussing the most effective behavioral change strategies for tobacco cessation, how to minimize weight gain, and how to plan for and deal with possible relapses. The nicotine patch and buproprion Zyban are available to all participants. Participants in the BCAP attend two 30-minute clinic appointments and have two counseling sessions by phone over a period of 8-10 weeks, where tobacco cessation skills are integrated with weight and alcohol reduction strategies. Current smokers at 3-month follow-up, blocked by original group assignment, are randomized either to receive no further counseling or to attend one clinic booster session focusing on dealing with their individual obstacles to change. All participants will be followed up for 12 months. At the end of the second project year, all project materials had been developed and approved and recruitment was ongoing.
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