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Quitting patterns and success rates of a tobacco cessation program led by New Mexico Pharmaceutical Care Foundation

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Quitting patterns and success rates of a tobacco cessation program led by New Mexico Pharmaceutical Care Foundation

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dc.contributor.author Shen, Xian
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-27T21:47:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-27T21:47:41Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-27
dc.date.submitted July 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/21004
dc.description.abstract The objective of the present study was to assess the effectiveness of a pharmacists-assisted tobacco cessation program led by New Mexico Pharmaceutical Care Foundation (NMPCF) and to characterize participants’ quitting patterns during the study period. Data from the program from 2004 to 2011 consisting of 1486 participants were combined for analysis. Point prevalence quit rates were calculated and survival analysis was performed to evaluate program effectiveness. A qualitative case study with participating pharmacists was conducted to explore intervention elements that could impact participants’ likelihood of successfully quitting tobacco. Four quitting patterns were defined including immediate quitters, delayed quitters, once quitters, or never quitters. Multinomial logistic regression was performed to identify patient characteristics associated with quitting patterns. The average point prevalence quit rate at 6 months was 18.7%. The average abstinent time was 76.8 days (standard error = 3.59 days). The probability of a patient being continuously abstinent for 7 days was 89.1%, while the likelihood of being abstinent for 30 days and 180 days were 46.0% and 16.5%, respectively. Patients who were under 18 years old, less educated, less dependent on nicotine, and had higher confidence to quit were more likely to be immediate quitters rather than never quitters. Pharmacists are capable of delivering tobacco cessation services. Patients’ likelihood of quitting tobacco depends both on themselves and the intervention they receive. Intensive counseling and close follow-up are important elements of an effective tobacco cessation intervention. Different quitting patterns exist among patients. Patients with different quitting patterns have distinctive characteristics in terms of level of nicotine dependence, pharmacotherapy used, motivational factors and demographic factors. Interventions need to be tailored for patients with different quitting patterns. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject tobacco cessation en_US
dc.subject quitting patterns en_US
dc.subject pharmacists en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Smoking cessation--New Mexico.
dc.subject.lcsh Nicotine addiction--treatment.
dc.subject.lcsh Pharmacology.
dc.title Quitting patterns and success rates of a tobacco cessation program led by New Mexico Pharmaceutical Care Foundation en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Pharmaceutical Sciences en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. College of Pharmacy en_US
dc.description.advisor Raisch, Dennis
dc.description.committee-member Anderson, Joe
dc.description.committee-member Bachyrycz, Amy
dc.description.committee-member Raisch, Dennis


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