|Telephone booster sessions for female smokers - Does con ...|
Flöter, S., Donath, C., Metz, K. & Kröger, C. (2006). Telephone booster sessions for female smokers - Does content make a difference? [Abstract]. Sucht, 52 (1), 67-67.
|Background: In the first funding period of the project the effectiveness of|
booster telephone counseling after a smoking cessation intervention in hospitalized patients has been shown - but mainly for male patients.
Objectives : Overall goal in this study is to improve the situation for a highly problematic target group: smoking mothers in mother-child-care centers. Aim is to implement and evaluate smoking cessation measures to optimize impact and outcome in this target group. The main hypothesis is that booster telephone counseling adapted to the needs of female smokers, after a standard smoking intervention during hospital stay, will increase and stabilize the effects compared to a standard, stage-tailored telephone intervention.
Methods: The project is designed as a prospective longitudinal randomized three-arm intervention study in a cohort of 960 smoking women hospitalized in 20 mother-child-care units. Subsequent to a standard smoking cessation treatment women will be randomly assigned to either no further intervention or one of two types of additional proactive booster interventions.
Results: The cooperating institutions have been successfully recruited. The interventions have started. Preliminary results on smoking status, abstinence rates after in-hospital intervention and experience with telephone counselling are reported.
Conclusion : Mother-child-care centers represent a setting in which smoking cessation interventions should be offered. Telephone counseling is highly accepted in this target group.