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Evaluation of motivation to quit smoking in outpatients attending smoking cessation clinic

Anna Stokłosa, Agnieszka Skoczylas, Anna Rudnicka, Michał Bednarek, Krystian Krzyżanowski, Dorota Górecka
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2010;78(3):211-215.

open access

Vol 78, No 3 (2010)
ORIGINAL PAPERS
Published online: 2010-05-11
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract


Introduction: The success in smoking cessation depends not only on a method of treatment but also on patient motivation. The aim of this study was to estimate the motivation and the main reason to quit smoking among outpatients attending smoking cessation clinic.
Material and methods: One hundred and eleven patients (50 men and 61 women), mean age 58, filled in a motivation test, nicotine dependence test and a questionnaire of the clinic.
Results: The main motivation to quit was for the health reasons (83%). Mean motivation test result was 6.93; mean nicotine addiction evaluated in dependence test was 5.49. Eighty seven percent of patients were ready to quit smoking during one month (36% in 24 hours; 23% in one week; 28% in four weeks). There was no significant difference beetwen men and women.
Conclusions: The main motivation to quit smoking were the health reasons as well among men as women. There was no correlation between the readiness to quit smoking determined as time to quit attempt and the motivation test.

Abstract


Introduction: The success in smoking cessation depends not only on a method of treatment but also on patient motivation. The aim of this study was to estimate the motivation and the main reason to quit smoking among outpatients attending smoking cessation clinic.
Material and methods: One hundred and eleven patients (50 men and 61 women), mean age 58, filled in a motivation test, nicotine dependence test and a questionnaire of the clinic.
Results: The main motivation to quit was for the health reasons (83%). Mean motivation test result was 6.93; mean nicotine addiction evaluated in dependence test was 5.49. Eighty seven percent of patients were ready to quit smoking during one month (36% in 24 hours; 23% in one week; 28% in four weeks). There was no significant difference beetwen men and women.
Conclusions: The main motivation to quit smoking were the health reasons as well among men as women. There was no correlation between the readiness to quit smoking determined as time to quit attempt and the motivation test.
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Keywords

nicotine; smoking cessation; motivation

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Title

Evaluation of motivation to quit smoking in outpatients attending smoking cessation clinic

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 78, No 3 (2010)

Pages

211-215

Published online

2010-05-11

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2010;78(3):211-215.

Keywords

nicotine
smoking cessation
motivation

Authors

Anna Stokłosa
Agnieszka Skoczylas
Anna Rudnicka
Michał Bednarek
Krystian Krzyżanowski
Dorota Górecka

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