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Self-help educational booklets for the prevention of smoking relapse following smoking cessation treatment: a randomized controlled trial

Overview of attention for article published in Addiction, September 2015
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Title
Self-help educational booklets for the prevention of smoking relapse following smoking cessation treatment: a randomized controlled trial
Published in
Addiction, September 2015
DOI 10.1111/add.13080
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Authors

Vivienne Maskrey, Annie Blyth, Tracey J. Brown, Garry R. Barton, Caitlin Notley, Paul Aveyard, Richard Holland, Max O. Bachmann, Stephen Sutton, Jo. Leonardi-Bee, Thomas H. Brandon, Fujian Song

Abstract

Most people who quit smoking for a short term will return to smoking again in 12 months. We tested whether self-help booklets can reduce relapse in short-term quitters after receiving behavioural and pharmacological cessation treatment. A parallel arm, pragmatic individually randomised controlled trial. Smoking cessation clinics in England. People who stopped smoking for four weeks after receiving cessation treatment in stop smoking clinics. Participants in the experimental group (n = 703) were mailed eight booklets, each of which taught readers how to resist urges to smoke. Participants in the control group (n = 704) received a leaflet currently used in practice. The primary outcome was prolonged, carbon monoxide verified abstinence from month four to 12. The secondary outcomes included seven-day self-reported abstinence at three and 12 months. Mixed-effects logistic regression was used to estimate treatment effects and to investigate possible effect modifying variables. There were no statistically significant differences between the groups in prolonged abstinence from month four to 12 (37% vs. 39%; odds ratio 0.93, 95% confidence interval 0.75 to 1.16; P = 0.524). In addition, there were no significant differences between the groups in any secondary outcomes. However, people who reported knowing risky situations for relapse and using strategies to handle urges to smoke were less likely to relapse. In people who successfully stop smoking with behavioural support, a comprehensive self-help educational programme to teach people skills to identify and respond to high risk situations for return to smoking did not reduce relapse. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Geographical breakdown

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Denmark 1 3%
Unknown 36 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 24%
Unspecified 6 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 16%
Student > Postgraduate 4 11%
Student > Bachelor 4 11%
Other 8 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 13 35%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 19%
Unspecified 5 14%
Neuroscience 2 5%
Other 2 5%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 November 2015.
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