Characteristics of smoking cessation guideline use by primary care physicians.

Daniel R. Longo, Tamara T. Stone, Robert L. Phillips, Kevin D. Everett, Robin L. Kruse, Carlos Roberto Jaén, John E. Hewett

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-184
Number of pages5
JournalMissouri medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)


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