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Evaluation of a practice guideline for smoking cessation among clients of smoking cessation clinics.
Jindarat, S., & Lojanapiwat, S.
This descriptive study aimed to evaluate the implementation of a practice guideline for smoking cessation among clients of smoking cessation clinics. Six health providers and 30 volunteer smokers were purposively invited to participate. The research instruments comprise of a practice guideline for smoking cessation, based on the protocols of National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and the framework of Transtheorethical model of Prochaska and Diclemente; feasibility assessment; satisfaction of participating providers and clients assessment , and the behavior follow-up. Descriptive statistics were employed for data analysis. Results reveal that, at pre-test, all health providers confirmed the feasibility of the implementing steps (assessment, planning, and evaluation). The overall means of satisfaction on practice guideline by providers and clients were at high level. By counseling and social support strategy, the smoking behavior at 6 months follow-up showed that forty percents of clients could stop smoking. This study could be applied to guide the effective support on smoking cessation for smokers and could be used as a practice guideline for nursing care quality improvement.