The effects of counseling on smoking cessation among patients hospitalized with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomized clinical trial.

@article{Pederson1991TheEO,
  title={The effects of counseling on smoking cessation among patients hospitalized with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Linda L. Pederson and James Wanklin and N M Lefcoe},
  journal={The International journal of the addictions},
  year={1991},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={107-19}
}
Seventy-four cigarette-smoking patients admitted with COPD to the Chest Unit of a 600-bed teaching hospital served as subjects for a randomized trial of smoking cessation counseling. All patients were advised to quit smoking and smoking in the unit was not allowed. One-half of the patients were, in addition, provided with a self-help manual and three to eight 15- to 20-min counseling sessions on alternate days while in hospital. Self-reports of smoking status were obtained at 3 and 6 months, a… CONTINUE READING

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