This study, based on a random sample mail survey of Missouri primary care physicians, identifies: (1) the extent and predictors of these physicians' awareness, agreement, adoption, and adherence to tobacco cessation guidelines; and (2) their knowledge/ beliefs about tobacco interventions. While primary care physicians play a key role in helping patients quit smoking, guidelines are not widely followed. "Reliance on respected colleagues for advice" was the one variable consistently identified as a predictor of guideline compliance.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2006|
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