Relationship Between Smokers' Modes of Entry Into Quitlines and Treatment Outcomes
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
MC, Seltzer RGN, Cameron M, Pugmire J, Michael S, Leischow SJ.
Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 36, Number 1, January 2012 , pp. 3-11(9)
This study assessed the relationship between mode of entry into a
quitline service and treatment outcomes. Data from the Arizona Smokers’
Helpline were analyzed to examine whether self-referrals or health care
provider referrals were related to quit outcomes at 7 months post-registration
for quitline services. Results showed that smokers referred to the quitline by
a health care provider were more likely to quit than those who called
themselves without a health care provider referral. The authors note that the
reasons for this are uncertain, and require additional research.