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Article: Helping cancer patients quit smoking by increasing their risk perception: A study protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial

TitleHelping cancer patients quit smoking by increasing their risk perception: A study protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherBioMed Central Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmccancer/
Citation
BMC Cancer, 2015, v. 15, article no. 490 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND: Despite smoking cessation can largely improve cancer prognosis and quality of life, many patients continued smoking after the diagnosis of cancer. This study aims to test the effectiveness of a smoking cessation intervention using risk communication approach to help cancer patients quit smoking, and to improve their health related quality of life. METHODS: A cluster randomized controlled trial will be employed. Cancer patients who continued smoking after the diagnosis of cancer and have medical follow-up at the out-patient clinics of the five acute hospitals in Hong Kong will be invited to participate. Subjects in the experimental group will receive (1) health warnings of smoking based on a special designed leaflet; and (2) a patient-centred counseling from nurse counselors with emphasis on risk perceptions of smoking to cancer prognosis. Additionally, they will receive two more telephone counseling at 1-week and 1-month. Control group receive standard care and a generic self-help smoking cessation booklet. Outcomes measure include (a) self-reported and the biochemically validated quit rate, (b) patient's smoking reduction by at least 50 % compared to baseline, (c) quit attempt(s), (d) change in the intention to quit, (e) change in risk perceptions of smoking, and (f) change in health related quality of life. DISCUSSION: This study will make an important contribution to evidence-based practice by testing the effectiveness of a tailored smoking cessation intervention for cancer patients. The results will support the development of clinical practice guidelines to promote smoking cessation in cancer patients to improve their prognosis and quality of life.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/212515
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.265
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.627
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dc.contributor.authorLi, WHC-
dc.contributor.authorChan, SSC-
dc.contributor.authorWang, KMP-
dc.contributor.authorLam, TH-
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-21T02:38:23Z-
dc.date.available2015-07-21T02:38:23Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationBMC Cancer, 2015, v. 15, article no. 490-
dc.identifier.issn1471-2407-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/212515-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Despite smoking cessation can largely improve cancer prognosis and quality of life, many patients continued smoking after the diagnosis of cancer. This study aims to test the effectiveness of a smoking cessation intervention using risk communication approach to help cancer patients quit smoking, and to improve their health related quality of life. METHODS: A cluster randomized controlled trial will be employed. Cancer patients who continued smoking after the diagnosis of cancer and have medical follow-up at the out-patient clinics of the five acute hospitals in Hong Kong will be invited to participate. Subjects in the experimental group will receive (1) health warnings of smoking based on a special designed leaflet; and (2) a patient-centred counseling from nurse counselors with emphasis on risk perceptions of smoking to cancer prognosis. Additionally, they will receive two more telephone counseling at 1-week and 1-month. Control group receive standard care and a generic self-help smoking cessation booklet. Outcomes measure include (a) self-reported and the biochemically validated quit rate, (b) patient's smoking reduction by at least 50 % compared to baseline, (c) quit attempt(s), (d) change in the intention to quit, (e) change in risk perceptions of smoking, and (f) change in health related quality of life. DISCUSSION: This study will make an important contribution to evidence-based practice by testing the effectiveness of a tailored smoking cessation intervention for cancer patients. The results will support the development of clinical practice guidelines to promote smoking cessation in cancer patients to improve their prognosis and quality of life.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherBioMed Central Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmccancer/-
dc.relation.ispartofBMC Cancer-
dc.rightsBMC Cancer. Copyright © BioMed Central Ltd.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleHelping cancer patients quit smoking by increasing their risk perception: A study protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLi, WHC: william3@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChan, SSC: scsophia@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailWang, KMP: mpwang@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH: hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.authorityChan, SSC=rp00423-
dc.identifier.authorityWang, KMP=rp01863-
dc.identifier.authorityLam, TH=rp00326-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s12885-015-1496-2-
dc.identifier.pmid26122078-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC4486692-
dc.identifier.hkuros244893-
dc.identifier.volume15-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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