A double-blind randomized clinical trial of different doses of transdermal nicotine patch for smoking reduction and cessation in long-term hospitalized schizophrenic patients

@article{Chen2012ADR,
  title={A double-blind randomized clinical trial of different doses of transdermal nicotine patch for smoking reduction and cessation in long-term hospitalized schizophrenic patients},
  author={Hsing-Kang Chen and Tsuo-Hung Lan and Bo-Jian Wu},
  journal={European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={263},
  pages={75-82}
}
There have been many studies of smoking cessation using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) with schizophrenic patients, but none exploring the smoking-reduction effects of varying doses of NRT in long-stay patients with schizophrenia. This study aimed to examine the effect of different doses of the nicotine transdermal patch on smoking-reduction and cessation outcomes in long-term hospitalized schizophrenic patients. A total of 184 subjects participated in a randomized, controlled, double-blind… CONTINUE READING

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