Randomised controlled trial of smoking cessation intervention after admission for coronary heart disease.

@article{QuistPaulsen2003RandomisedCT,
  title={Randomised controlled trial of smoking cessation intervention after admission for coronary heart disease.},
  author={Petter Quist-Paulsen and Frode Gallefoss},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2003},
  volume={327 7426},
  pages={1254-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether a nurse led smoking cessation intervention affects smoking cessation rates in patients admitted for coronary heart disease. DESIGN Randomised controlled trial. SETTING Cardiac ward of a general hospital, Norway. PARTICIPANTS 240 smokers aged under 76 years admitted for myocardial infarction, unstable angina, or cardiac bypass surgery. 118 were randomly assigned to the intervention and 122 to usual care (control group). INTERVENTION The intervention was… CONTINUE READING

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