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Effectiveness of a Mood Management Component as an Adjunct to Telephone Counselling

Wednesday, May 11, 2011  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
van der Meer RM, Willemsen MC, Smit F, Cuijpers P, Schippers GM. Addiction. 2010 Nov;105(11):1991-9. Epub 2010 Aug 24.

This study assessed whether the addition of a mood management component to telephone counseling for the Dutch national quitline produced better quit rates and helped to prevent recurrence of depressive symptoms in smokers with past major depression (according to the DSM-IV). All study participants were eligible to receive eight sessions of proactive telephone counseling. Approximately half of participants also received a mood management component which included a self-help mood management manual, two more preparatory proactive telephone counseling sessions and supplementary homework assignments and advice. Those who received the mood management intervention had significantly higher 7-day point prevalence quit rates at both six months (30.5%) and 12 months (23.9%) than those receiving just telephone counseling (22.3% and 14.0% at 6- and 12-months). However, those receiving the mood management component did not report fewer depressive symptoms than the control group.

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