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Article: Characteristics of smokers and predictors of quitting in a smoking cessation clinic in Guangzhou, China

TitleCharacteristics of smokers and predictors of quitting in a smoking cessation clinic in Guangzhou, China
Authors
KeywordsChinese
Predictors
Smoking cessation clinic
Issue Date2010
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://jpubhealth.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
Journal Of Public Health, 2010, v. 32 n. 2, p. 267-276 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Smoking cessation programs are well established in the West, but reports on smoking cessation clinics (SCCs) from China are lacking. On the basis of the Hong Kong experience and with strong support from Guangzhou Health Bureau, we established the first SCC in Guangzhou, China. The objective was to describe the characteristics of smokers, measure quit rates and examine predictors of successful quitting. Methods: During 2006-08, 220 smokers received individual counseling following the five A's and five R's. No medications were used. Results: At baseline, the mean (SD) age was 40 (14) years. Most (96) were males, married (73), currently employed (75), college educated or above (54); 77 had previous quitting attempts. By 14 May 2008, 195 reached the 6 months follow-up period. Of them, 79 (151/195) were successfully followed up, and 46 had quit. By intention to treat, the 6-month 7-day point prevalence quit rate was 24 [95 confidence interval (CI) 18-30]. Smokers with more confidence in quitting or were at action stage were more successful in quitting with adjusted odds ratio of 2.39 (95 CI 1.01-5.30) and 5.50 (95 CI 1.08-28) respectively. Conclusions: A pilot-model clinic free of charge and with systemic data collection, follow-up and evaluation should be a starting point for smoking cessation program in low-income countries. © The Author 2009, Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Faculty of Public Health. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/123817
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 2.019
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.933
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Cancer Research UK
American Cancer Society
Funding Information:

Cancer Research UK and American Cancer Society.

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dc.contributor.authorZhu, WHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYang, Len_HK
dc.contributor.authorJiang, CQen_HK
dc.contributor.authorDeng, LZen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.contributor.authorZhang, JYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, SSCen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-28T01:57:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-28T01:57:01Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Public Health, 2010, v. 32 n. 2, p. 267-276en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1741-3842en_HK
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dc.description.abstractBackground: Smoking cessation programs are well established in the West, but reports on smoking cessation clinics (SCCs) from China are lacking. On the basis of the Hong Kong experience and with strong support from Guangzhou Health Bureau, we established the first SCC in Guangzhou, China. The objective was to describe the characteristics of smokers, measure quit rates and examine predictors of successful quitting. Methods: During 2006-08, 220 smokers received individual counseling following the five A's and five R's. No medications were used. Results: At baseline, the mean (SD) age was 40 (14) years. Most (96) were males, married (73), currently employed (75), college educated or above (54); 77 had previous quitting attempts. By 14 May 2008, 195 reached the 6 months follow-up period. Of them, 79 (151/195) were successfully followed up, and 46 had quit. By intention to treat, the 6-month 7-day point prevalence quit rate was 24 [95 confidence interval (CI) 18-30]. Smokers with more confidence in quitting or were at action stage were more successful in quitting with adjusted odds ratio of 2.39 (95 CI 1.01-5.30) and 5.50 (95 CI 1.08-28) respectively. Conclusions: A pilot-model clinic free of charge and with systemic data collection, follow-up and evaluation should be a starting point for smoking cessation program in low-income countries. © The Author 2009, Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Faculty of Public Health. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://jpubhealth.oxfordjournals.org/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Public Healthen_HK
dc.subjectChineseen_HK
dc.subjectPredictorsen_HK
dc.subjectSmoking cessation clinicen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshChi-Square Distribution-
dc.subject.meshCounseling-
dc.subject.meshSmoking - epidemiology-
dc.subject.meshSmoking Cessation-
dc.titleCharacteristics of smokers and predictors of quitting in a smoking cessation clinic in Guangzhou, Chinaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailLam, TH: hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, SSC: scsophia@hku.hken_HK
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