Smoking cessation intervention: Can diabetic patients? change their motivation to quit and nicotine dependence?
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Introduction: Considering smoking tobacco is a bad habit that drive smokers to nicotine dependence; that argue an urgent need to evaluate factors keep them smoke and how a smoking cessation intervention can affect these factors and minimize their effect. As well as intervention impact on their nicotine dependence and motivation to quit. Methods: This was a randomised controlled trial involving patients with diabetes who smoked tobacco and attended the out-patient diabetes clinic at Hospital Pulau Pinang in Malaysia. Results: Among 126 participants followed over the study period, Malays represent about 41% of the participants. No significant difference between the patients in the two groups with respect to their nicotine dependence. However repeated measures test showed a significant difference over the study period but not with respect to the groups (intervention and control) Fagerstr?m test F (2,220) = 3.663. Significant main effects were found among participants in the different groups with respect to their motivation to quit F (1,110) = 3.975. Conclusion: changing patients behaviour may need consistent and comprehensive intervention for longer time. ? 2018, Pharmainfo Publications. All rights reserved.
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