Apr 13, 2011

Smoking relapse and related factors within one year among successes of the smoking cessation clinics of public health centers

Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health = Yebang Ŭihakhoe Chi
Mi Jag Kim, Ihn Sook Jeong


This study aimed to investigate smoking relapse and the related factors within 1 year after discharge from the smoking cessation clinics (SCCs) of public health centers (PHCs). Data were collected with a structured questionnaire from 395 people who success fully stopped smoking at 4 SCCs in Busan between May and June 2009, and this data were analyzed by Kaplan-Meier survival curves and the Cox proportional hazard model. The rate of smoking relapse within 1 year after discharge from SCCs was 39.2% and this decreased rapidly over 6 months after discharge. The factors related to smoking relapse within 1 year after discharge from SCCs were being female (HR, 2.11; 95% CI, 1.17 to 3.82), a trial of smoking cessation with any assistants (HR, 1.95; 95% CI, 1.19 to 3.19), more than 7 ppm of exhaled CO2 on the SCCs' registration (HR, 1.81; 95% CI, 1.24 to 2.64), use of pharmacotherapy after discharge from SCCs (HR, 2.00; 95% CI, 1.36 to 2.93), alcohol drinking more than once a week after discharge from SCCs (HR, 3.32; 95% CI, 2.15 to 6.78), and a perceived barrier (HR, 1.21; 95% CI, 1.14 to 1.30) after discharge from the SCCs. According to the results, at least 6 months follow-up after discharge from SCCs of public health centers is reco...Continue Reading

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Cessation of Smoking
Expiration, Function
Oral History as Topic
Urgent Care Centers
Proportional Hazards Models
Patient Education
Public Health Domain
Alcohol Consumption
Recurrent Disease

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