· Based on your review of the statistics in the study, do you agree with the study’s conclusions? Why or why not?
The authors relied heavily on two studies to create their argument. The first study mentioned was the Pinto et al article. In this study, "Pinto and colleagues (5) assessed the
What was the purpose of this study? (i.e., what question(s) did the authors want to answer?)
This study by Naughton et al. (2014) was conducted to identify the effectiveness of the iQuit program, a self-help program supported by text messaging, as an adjunct to smoking cessation education offered in the primary care setting. The authors report smoking cessation offered in the primary care setting varies widely but research showed the added option of a self-help program for patients produces a cessation rate of as much as twice the rate of those patients who were given only in- office education (Naughton et al.).
Over the past decade, text messaging has become one of the most affordable and easily accessible form of communication. Along with the earlier mentioned growing number of young adults using tobacco products. These can go hand in hand due to the fact that text messaging can be used to promote healthy behavior to a huge amount of the U. S. population. Around 98% of the population has text messaging on their phones. thus a text based smoking cessation program can not only be cost effective, but can also provide interactive personalized counseling to a young college student. Text messaging smoking cessation programs can make this one-on-one counseling much easier since of the 70% of smokers that want to quit, only 51% actually meet with a physician to seek that type of help to attempt to quit.
This web site is operated by Moores University California San Diego (UCSD) Cancer Center under the direction of Shu-Hong Zhu, PhD, Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine. It is called California Smokers' Helpline. Members of this center have been trained professionally about caring and helping smokers quit. Most of them have a bachelor’s degree or higher. The center has counselors that can speak fluently in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and Vietnamese – six languages spoken commonly in California – for helping services. These services are supported by California Department of Public Health, First 5 California, Center for Disease
Quitting rates of participants who are unwilling to stop smoking at all using electronic cigarettes shows how much of an effective cessation method they are. For nicotine replacement therapy to work, smokers would have to volunteer to quit and seek help, while with electronic cigarettes cessation just happens.
This paper will discuss how evidence based practice effects nursing practice and how nurses can apply what they learn to their practice. Evidence based practice is a great way to improve the quality of care we provide. “Evidence based practice means using the best available research findings to make clinical decisions that are most effective and beneficial for patients” (Chitty & Black, 2011, p.258). By allowing nurses to participate in research and development, we are able to see firsthand how effective our intervention can be. Nurses run into all kinds of problems on a daily basis and they are able to share their experience and expertise to help develop a better way to solve a problem.
2. What data and method does the author use to evaluate this intervention? Why was that data and method used?
Smoking is still a pressing issue for Americans, despite efforts to regulate and lessen tobacco use. One in every five Americans still regularly smokes a cigarette, and those who attempt to quit aren’t utilizing all the assistance resources available to them. With these treatments being more prominent now than ever before, there is evidence that supports the effects of a quitter using aid compared to one who does not. Providing brief interventions about tobacco cessation may encourage more quit attempts and use of appropriate treatments, such as a quit-lines or medication. Despite many efforts, healthcare providers are still failing to provide brief interventions to patients, which therefore exposes flaws in a healthcare-based strategy to drive
The abstract provides a nice summary of the article including the purpose, method, results and conclusion of the study. There is no real sense of urgency portrayed in the abstract because the authors fail to explain what the problem is that the study is aimed at researching. The authors do include the applicability of their
Another way the tobacco campaign offers a supportive environment is through the telephone quitline. By phoning 131 848 an individual can confidentially speak to a counselor gain information but importantly advice and acknowledgement of their efforts so far. This local cost call can be made from anywhere around Australia, supporting those living in rural areas. Furthermore this quitline can go on to mail individual a quit coach book. This provides the best ways to quit, ways to cope with withdrawal symptoms and details on courses run by local organizations that offer extra help and counseling. This strategy is effective as it helps individuals realize that they are not alone and their struggle to quit will offer so many advantages. Through first hand advice and the help of professional encouragement individual’s receive the confidence to keep going.
The initial phase of the self-directed intervention consisted of baseline measurement of smoking behaviour. Baseline data was collected for a period of 7 weeks and a functional assessment was completed during this time. Upon starting the intervention phase, the final target behaviour of smoking cessation was broken down into smaller, short-term objectives lasting 2 weeks each.