Smoking Cessation in a Dentistry Setting
Aim: to assess relative effectiveness of a high and a low intensity intervention for smoking cessation support in a dental clinic setting.
Method: 300 smokers were randomly assigned to support with either low (LTI) or high treatment intensity (HTI).
Main outcome measures were self-reported point-prevalence and continuous abstinence (≥183 days).
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
|Official Title:||A Comparing Study of the Smoking Cessation Program NIX Individual and the Self-Help Program Fimpa Dig Fri|
- Point prevalence abstinence
- Continuous abstinence
|Study Start Date:||April 2003|
Active Comparator: 1 Nix Individual
High Treatment Intensity
Behavioral: Nix Individual
Eight 40-minutes sessions at the local dental clinic during 4 months. Written material and counseling by a dental hygienist with special training in smoking cessation, according to a fixed program. A traditional smoking cessation program with a mixture of behavior therapy, coaching and pharmacological advises. Two questionnaires.
Placebo Comparator: 2 Fimpa dig fri
Low Treatment Intensity
Behavioral: Fimpa dig fri
One 30-minute counseling session at the local dental clinic, focusing on explaining the content of a traditional self-help program ("Fimpa dig fri"). The leaflet contains an 8-week program with instructions and tasks to perform. Two questionnaires.