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Patient Perspectives on Tobacco Use Treatment in Primary Care.

Thursday, March 12, 2015  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Halladay JR, Vu M, Ripley-Moffitt C, Gupta SK 
Patient Perspectives on Tobacco Use Treatment in Primary Care.

Four themes were identified through inductive coding techniques: 1) the experience of being a tobacco user (inconvenience, shame, isolation, risks, and benefits), 2) the medical encounter (expectations of providers, trust and respect, and positive, targeted messaging), 3) high-value actions (consistent dialogue, the addiction model, point-of-care nicotine patches, educational materials, carbon monoxide monitoring, and infrastructure), and 4) patient-centered outcomes. Engaged patient-centered smoking cessation counseling requires seeking the patient voice early in the process. Participants desired honest, consistent, and pro-active discussions and actions. Participants also suggested creative patient-centered outcome measures to consider in future research.

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