Background. Gynecological practices offer good access to young female smokers. Immediate health risks of smoking while using hormonal contraceptives are a promising approach to be used in interventions to increase motivation towards smoking cessation. A randomized controlled study with 12-month follow-up, testing the efficacy of a smoking cessation intervention for a proactively recruited sample of female smokers aged 14-25 in gynecological practices, is outlined. Selected results regarding the feasibility of the intervention are presented. Participation rates were 94.7% for gynecological practices; 98.3% of patients in the age group could be screened. The participation rate of young female smokers was 83.9%. Of these, 93% have so far completed follow-up. The extraordinarily high participation rates show the feasibility of such an intervention to increase motivation towards smoking cessation for young female smokers in gynecological practices.
|Translated title of the contribution||Brief intervention on smoking for young females in gynecology practices: the BRISC-Study|
|Journal||Pravention und Gesundheitsforderung|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 02.2008|
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)