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Conference Paper: Adherence to nicotine replacement therapy among Chinese smokers who had no intention to quit smoking

TitleAdherence to nicotine replacement therapy among Chinese smokers who had no intention to quit smoking
Authors
KeywordsMedical sciences public health and safety
Issue Date2011
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://jech.bmjjournals.com/
Citation
The 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?
Abstract
INTRODUCTION: 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
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/146992
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dc.contributor.authorChan, SSCen_US
dc.contributor.authorWan, ZSFen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeung, DYPen_US
dc.contributor.authorAbdullah, ASMen_US
dc.contributor.authorHedley, AJen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-23T05:51:56Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-23T05:51:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
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. SP4-22en_US
dc.identifier.issn0143-005X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/146992-
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.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.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://jech.bmjjournals.com/-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Epidemiology & Community Healthen_US
dc.rightsJournal of Epidemiology & Community Health. Copyright © BMJ Publishing Group.-
dc.subjectMedical sciences public health and safety-
dc.titleAdherence to nicotine replacement therapy among Chinese smokers who had no intention to quit smokingen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailChan, SSC: scsophia@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailWan, ZSF: siufung@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLeung, DYP: dorisl@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailAbdullah, ASM: asma@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailHedley, AJ: hrmrajh@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH: hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityChan, SSC=rp00423en_US
dc.identifier.authorityLeung, DYP=rp00465en_US
dc.identifier.authorityHedley, AJ=rp00357en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/jech.2011.142976p.16-
dc.identifier.hkuros199689en_US
dc.identifier.volume65-
dc.identifier.issuesuppl. 1-
dc.identifier.spageA439-
dc.identifier.epageA440-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000293901802266-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-
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-

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