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Smoking Cessation Quitlines in Europe: Matching Services to Callers' Characteristics

Wednesday, June 8, 2011  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov

Willemsen MC, van der Meer RM, Schippers GM. BMC Public Health. 2010 Dec 18;10:770.

This study examined how seven European quitlines match services to callers' level of addiction, educational level, stage-of-change, and referral source. Data on caller characteristics, and services they used, were collected on over 3500 callers between February 2005 and April 2006. Logistic regression analyses were performed to investigate the relationship between quitline services and the four caller characteristics. Heavy smokers were more likely to be given information on quitting medications. While education was related to the length of the call (the lower the educational level, the shorter the call), education was not associated with any other type of service. Associations with the services provided based on stage of change and referral source were mixed between quitlines. Based on the findings, the authors recommend that European quitlines extend and tailor their services to include less-educated smokers.

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