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Evaluation der Raucherentwöhnungskurse (1984-1990) der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Krebs- und Lungenliga des Kt. Zürich


Gimmi, Martin; Hornung, Rainer; Tschopp, Alois; Gutzwiller, Felix (1996). Evaluation der Raucherentwöhnungskurse (1984-1990) der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Krebs- und Lungenliga des Kt. Zürich. Sozial- und Präventivmedizin, 41(3):158-164.

Abstract

The present study is to evaluate the smoking cessation therapy of the working team of the Cancer Association and Lung Association of the State of Zurich. Roughly 1/3 of all 913 participants of the therapy from 1984 to July 1990 have responded to the survey. Of these 1/3, more than a quarter did not smoke any more one year after the therapy. An antismoking program with a 1-year smoking cessation rate of 20 to 30% is considered successful in professional circles. The smoking cessation rate of all 913 therapy participants is probably below the 27% obtained in as much as the share of the successful ones among those replying, by experience is bigger than the share of those failling. Also the more precise inquiry in the first 7 therapies of 1990 confirms these findings. There the rate of success is barely 15% after 1 to 1 1/2 year. It cannot be ascertained whether the smoking cessation rate of all therapy courses is that high or only at the time after the program restructurations at the beginning of 1990. Only a precise achievement control can guarantee a consequent and continuous therapy evaluation within the next years.

Abstract

The present study is to evaluate the smoking cessation therapy of the working team of the Cancer Association and Lung Association of the State of Zurich. Roughly 1/3 of all 913 participants of the therapy from 1984 to July 1990 have responded to the survey. Of these 1/3, more than a quarter did not smoke any more one year after the therapy. An antismoking program with a 1-year smoking cessation rate of 20 to 30% is considered successful in professional circles. The smoking cessation rate of all 913 therapy participants is probably below the 27% obtained in as much as the share of the successful ones among those replying, by experience is bigger than the share of those failling. Also the more precise inquiry in the first 7 therapies of 1990 confirms these findings. There the rate of success is barely 15% after 1 to 1 1/2 year. It cannot be ascertained whether the smoking cessation rate of all therapy courses is that high or only at the time after the program restructurations at the beginning of 1990. Only a precise achievement control can guarantee a consequent and continuous therapy evaluation within the next years.

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Other titles:Evaluation of the smoking cessation course (1984-1990) of the Cancer and Lung Society of canton Zurich
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:1996
Deposited On:03 Jun 2014 07:09
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 05:52
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0303-8408
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01305386
PubMed ID:8767211

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