Predictors of outcome in a general practitioner intervention against smoking.

  title={Predictors of outcome in a general practitioner intervention against smoking.},
  author={P. H. Jackson and John Andrew Stapleton and Michael A. H. Russell and Richard J. Merriman},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  volume={15 3},
Analysis of baseline population characteristics in a large-scale (N = 1,328), controlled trial of general practitioner intervention against smoking (including advice and advice plus nicotine gum groups) revealed significant associations between the probability of abstinence at 4 months and sex, longest previous abstinence, dependence, motivation to quit smoking, and cigarette consumption. Women did less well overall, and dependence had a greater negative relationship to outcome among women than… CONTINUE READING

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