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Article: Establishment and evaluation of a smoking cessation clinic in Hong Kong: A model for the future service provider

TitleEstablishment and evaluation of a smoking cessation clinic in Hong Kong: A model for the future service provider
Authors
KeywordsEvaluation
Health centre
Hong Kong Chinese
Smoking cessation
Issue Date2004
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://jpubhealth.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
Journal Of Public Health, 2004, v. 26 n. 3, p. 239-244 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: In the West, the effectiveness of smoking cessation programmes is well established. Smoking cessation programmes in the East are rare. We evaluated a pilot smoking cessation health centre (SCHC) of the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH). Methods: The clinic operated 3 days a week from 6 to 9 pm. Smokers were recruited mainly by low cost publicity. Trained counsellors provided individual counselling and a 1 week free supply of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). The programme was evaluated in terms of process, outcome and cost. Results: During August 2000 to January 2002, 2212 calls were received through the clinic hotline and 1203 smokers attended the clinic. Eight hundred and forty-one were successfully followed up at 12 months. Based on intention-to-treat analysis, the 7 day point prevalence quit rate at 12 months (not smoking any cigarette during the past 7 days at the 12 month follow-up) was 27 per cent (95 per cent confidence interval, CI 25-30 per cent). The average cost per quitter was US$339 (US$440 including NRT cost for a 1 week free supply). Other benefits included training of healthcare workers and medical students, organization of seminars, health talks and self-help groups, and promotion of research and training. Conclusions: This first evaluation of a clinic-based smoking cessation service in Asia showed that the service was acceptable to Chinese smokers. The quit rate in this pilot part-time clinic is comparable to those of full-time and better funded clinics in the West. A part-time smoking cessation clinic is a promising model for piloting smoking cessation services in the East.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86969
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.933
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dc.contributor.authorAbdullah, ASMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHedley, AJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, SSCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, WWNen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:23:33Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:23:33Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Public Health, 2004, v. 26 n. 3, p. 239-244en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1741-3842en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86969-
dc.description.abstractBackground: In the West, the effectiveness of smoking cessation programmes is well established. Smoking cessation programmes in the East are rare. We evaluated a pilot smoking cessation health centre (SCHC) of the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH). Methods: The clinic operated 3 days a week from 6 to 9 pm. Smokers were recruited mainly by low cost publicity. Trained counsellors provided individual counselling and a 1 week free supply of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). The programme was evaluated in terms of process, outcome and cost. Results: During August 2000 to January 2002, 2212 calls were received through the clinic hotline and 1203 smokers attended the clinic. Eight hundred and forty-one were successfully followed up at 12 months. Based on intention-to-treat analysis, the 7 day point prevalence quit rate at 12 months (not smoking any cigarette during the past 7 days at the 12 month follow-up) was 27 per cent (95 per cent confidence interval, CI 25-30 per cent). The average cost per quitter was US$339 (US$440 including NRT cost for a 1 week free supply). Other benefits included training of healthcare workers and medical students, organization of seminars, health talks and self-help groups, and promotion of research and training. Conclusions: This first evaluation of a clinic-based smoking cessation service in Asia showed that the service was acceptable to Chinese smokers. The quit rate in this pilot part-time clinic is comparable to those of full-time and better funded clinics in the West. A part-time smoking cessation clinic is a promising model for piloting smoking cessation services in the East.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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.rightsJournal of public health. Copyright © Oxford University Press.en_HK
dc.subjectEvaluationen_HK
dc.subjectHealth centreen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kong Chineseen_HK
dc.subjectSmoking cessationen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshCounseling - organization & administrationen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshFollow-Up Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshForecastingen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Care Costs - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHospitals, Publicen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshLife Styleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshModels, Organizationalen_HK
dc.subject.meshNeeds Assessmenten_HK
dc.subject.meshOutcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)en_HK
dc.subject.meshOutpatient Clinics, Hospital - organization & administrationen_HK
dc.subject.meshPatient Acceptance of Health Care - ethnology - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subject.meshPilot Projectsen_HK
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_HK
dc.subject.meshProgram Developmenten_HK
dc.subject.meshProgram Evaluationen_HK
dc.subject.meshSmoking - epidemiology - prevention & controlen_HK
dc.subject.meshSmoking Cessation - ethnology - methods - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subject.meshUrban Health Services - organization & administrationen_HK
dc.titleEstablishment and evaluation of a smoking cessation clinic in Hong Kong: A model for the future service provideren_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailHedley, AJ: hrmrajh@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, SSC: scsophia@hku.hken_HK
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