An evaluation of the range and availability of intensive smoking cessation services in Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/76048
Title:
An evaluation of the range and availability of intensive smoking cessation services in Ireland.
Authors:
Currie, LM; Keogan, S; Campbell, P; Gunning, M; Kabir, Z; Clancy, L
Affiliation:
Research Institute for a Tobacco Free Society (RIFTFS), The Digital Depot, Thomas Street, Dublin 8, Ireland, lcurrie@tri.ie.
Citation:
An evaluation of the range and availability of intensive smoking cessation services in Ireland. 2009:notIr J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
27-Jun-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/76048
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-009-0368-7
PubMed ID:
19562411
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: A review of smoking cessation (SC) services in Ireland is a necessary step in improving service planning and provision. AIMS: To assess the range and availability of intensive SC services in Ireland in 2006. METHODS: A survey of SC service providers in Ireland was conducted. Descriptive analysis and simple linear regression analysis was used. RESULTS: Response rate was 86.3% (63/73). All service providers surveyed are employing evidence-based interventions; the most common form of support is individual counselling with initial sessions averaging 40 min and weekly review sessions 20 min in duration. Reaching the recommended target of treating 5.0% of smokers does not seem feasible given the current distribution of resources and there appears to be regional differences in resource allocation. CONCLUSIONS: While intensive SC services are available in all four Health Service Executive Areas, it would appear that there is little uniformity or consistency countrywide in the scope and structure of these services.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
SMOKING CESSATION
ISSN:
1863-4362

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCurrie, LM-
dc.contributor.authorKeogan, S-
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, P-
dc.contributor.authorGunning, M-
dc.contributor.authorKabir, Z-
dc.contributor.authorClancy, L-
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-31T15:12:24Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-31T15:12:24Z-
dc.date.issued2009-06-27-
dc.identifier.citationAn evaluation of the range and availability of intensive smoking cessation services in Ireland. 2009:notIr J Med Scien
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid19562411-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-009-0368-7-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/76048-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: A review of smoking cessation (SC) services in Ireland is a necessary step in improving service planning and provision. AIMS: To assess the range and availability of intensive SC services in Ireland in 2006. METHODS: A survey of SC service providers in Ireland was conducted. Descriptive analysis and simple linear regression analysis was used. RESULTS: Response rate was 86.3% (63/73). All service providers surveyed are employing evidence-based interventions; the most common form of support is individual counselling with initial sessions averaging 40 min and weekly review sessions 20 min in duration. Reaching the recommended target of treating 5.0% of smokers does not seem feasible given the current distribution of resources and there appears to be regional differences in resource allocation. CONCLUSIONS: While intensive SC services are available in all four Health Service Executive Areas, it would appear that there is little uniformity or consistency countrywide in the scope and structure of these services.-
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectSMOKING CESSATIONen
dc.titleAn evaluation of the range and availability of intensive smoking cessation services in Ireland.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentResearch Institute for a Tobacco Free Society (RIFTFS), The Digital Depot, Thomas Street, Dublin 8, Ireland, lcurrie@tri.ie.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen

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