Randomized clinical trial of an Internet-based versus brief office intervention for adolescent smoking cessation.

@article{Patten2006RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized clinical trial of an Internet-based versus brief office intervention for adolescent smoking cessation.},
  author={Christi A. Patten and Ivana T. Croghan and Tracy M. Meis and P. Anthony Decker and Suzanne Pingree and Robert C. Colligan and Ellen A. Dornelas and Kenneth P. Offord and Eric W. Boberg and Rhonda K Baumberger and Richard D. Hurt and David H. Gustafson},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={2006},
  volume={64 1-3},
  pages={249-58}
}
OBJECTIVE Evaluation of novel treatment delivery methods, such as the Internet are notably absent from the adolescent smoking treatment literature. METHODS Adolescent smokers ages 11-18 years were randomized to a clinic-based, brief office intervention (BOI; N=69) consisting of four individual counseling sessions; or to Stomp Out Smokes (SOS), an Internet, home-based intervention (N=70). Adolescents in SOS had access to the SOS site for 24 weeks. RESULTS The 30-day, point-prevalence smoking… CONTINUE READING

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