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Conference Paper: Adherence to nicotine replacement therapy among Chinese smokers who had no intention to quit smoking
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TitleAdherence to nicotine replacement therapy among Chinese smokers who had no intention to quit smoking
 
AuthorsChan, SSC
Wan, ZSF
Leung, DYP
Abdullah, ASM
Hedley, AJ
Lam, TH
 
KeywordsMedical sciences public health and safety
 
Issue Date2011
 
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://jech.bmjjournals.com/
 
CitationThe 19th IEA World Congress of Epidemiology, Edinburgh, Scotland, 7-11 August 2011. In Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 2011, v. 65 suppl. 1, p. A439-A440, abstract no. SP4-22 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech.2011.142976p.16
 
AbstractINTRODUCTION: Evidence had shown that nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is effective to help smokers quit. Many studies reported a positive linear relationship between adherence and cessation rates however, adherence to NRT among unmotivated smokers is uncertain. METHODS: Chinese smokers who aged $18, had no intention to quit within 4-week and had no contraindication to NRT were recruited and randomly allocated to Group A1, A2 and B in a RCT. Only Group A1 and A2 were provided 8-week free NRT. We reported 8-week adherence rate to NRT at 3-month and reasons for noncompliance among subjects in Group A1 and A2. RESULTS: From October 2004 to April 2007, 1154 smokers were recruited (Group A1¼479; A2¼449; B¼226). Subjects in Group A1 and A2 (n¼928) were 42.0610.3 year-old and smoked 19.669.4 cigarettes daily on average. We contacted 797 subjects (85.9%) for 3-month follow-up, but those who did not receive 8-week free NRT (n¼115; 14.4%) were removed from the analysis. 55.4% (378/682) used NRT as the recommended regime, 41.6% (284/682) did not fully comply with the prescription and 3.0% (20/682) even did not use it. Among 304 (n¼284+20) who did not comply, “Forget to use” (24.0%) and “Side effects” (14.5%) are the two most cited reasons for non-compliance. CONCLUSION: The adherence rate in this study is more encouraging compared to a local study (20%) which only provided 1-week free NRT. Thus, providing the entire course of free NRTseems to yield an improved NRT adherence among unmotivated Chinese smokers.
 
DescriptionSession - Publication only: Global health: SP4-22
This journal supplement contains ptogramme and abstracts of the IEA World Congress of Epidemiology 2011
 
ISSN0143-005X
2013 Impact Factor: 3.294
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech.2011.142976p.16
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000293901802266
 
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dc.contributor.authorChan, SSC
 
dc.contributor.authorWan, ZSF
 
dc.contributor.authorLeung, DYP
 
dc.contributor.authorAbdullah, ASM
 
dc.contributor.authorHedley, AJ
 
dc.contributor.authorLam, TH
 
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-23T05:51:56Z
 
dc.date.available2012-05-23T05:51:56Z
 
dc.date.issued2011
 
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: Evidence had shown that nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is effective to help smokers quit. Many studies reported a positive linear relationship between adherence and cessation rates however, adherence to NRT among unmotivated smokers is uncertain. METHODS: Chinese smokers who aged $18, had no intention to quit within 4-week and had no contraindication to NRT were recruited and randomly allocated to Group A1, A2 and B in a RCT. Only Group A1 and A2 were provided 8-week free NRT. We reported 8-week adherence rate to NRT at 3-month and reasons for noncompliance among subjects in Group A1 and A2. RESULTS: From October 2004 to April 2007, 1154 smokers were recruited (Group A1¼479; A2¼449; B¼226). Subjects in Group A1 and A2 (n¼928) were 42.0610.3 year-old and smoked 19.669.4 cigarettes daily on average. We contacted 797 subjects (85.9%) for 3-month follow-up, but those who did not receive 8-week free NRT (n¼115; 14.4%) were removed from the analysis. 55.4% (378/682) used NRT as the recommended regime, 41.6% (284/682) did not fully comply with the prescription and 3.0% (20/682) even did not use it. Among 304 (n¼284+20) who did not comply, “Forget to use” (24.0%) and “Side effects” (14.5%) are the two most cited reasons for non-compliance. CONCLUSION: The adherence rate in this study is more encouraging compared to a local study (20%) which only provided 1-week free NRT. Thus, providing the entire course of free NRTseems to yield an improved NRT adherence among unmotivated Chinese smokers.
 
dc.descriptionSession - Publication only: Global health: SP4-22
 
dc.descriptionThis journal supplement contains ptogramme and abstracts of the IEA World Congress of Epidemiology 2011
 
dc.description.otherThe 19th IEA World Congress of Epidemiology, Edinburgh, Scotland, 7-11 August 2011. In Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 2011, v. 65 suppl. 1, p. A439-A440, abstract no. SP4-22
 
dc.identifier.citationThe 19th IEA World Congress of Epidemiology, Edinburgh, Scotland, 7-11 August 2011. In Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 2011, v. 65 suppl. 1, p. A439-A440, abstract no. SP4-22 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech.2011.142976p.16
 
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech.2011.142976p.16
 
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dc.identifier.hkuros199689
 
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dc.identifier.issn0143-005X
2013 Impact Factor: 3.294
 
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
 
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Epidemiology & Community Health
 
dc.rightsJournal of Epidemiology & Community Health. Copyright © BMJ Publishing Group.
 
dc.subjectMedical sciences public health and safety
 
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