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Title: Does increased knowledge of risk and complication of smoking on diabetes affect quit rate: Findings from a randomized controlled trial in Kerala, India
Authors: Mini, GK
Nichter, M
Thankappan, KR
Keywords: smoking, diabetes, Kerala, India
Issue Date: Dec-2014
Publisher: Tobacco Use Insights
Citation: Mini GK, Nichter M, Thankappan KR. Does increased knowledge of risk and complication of smoking on diabetes affect quit rate: Findings from a randomized controlled trial in Kerala, India. Tobacco Use Insights. 2014;7:27-30.
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Data on quit rates among diabetes patients are limited. PURPOSE: To find whether positive change in knowledge on smoking-related complications is associated with increased quit rates among diabetes patients. METHODS: We randomized 224 male diabetes patients into intervention groups 1 and 2. Both groups received a standard diabetic-specific smoking cessation message from a doctor. Intervention group 2 additionally received counseling. We compared the positive change in knowledge and the quit rates between the two groups at 6 months. RESULTS: Positive change in knowledge in group 2 was two times higher than that in group 1. The odds of quitting among patients who reported a positive change in knowledge was 2.65 times higher compared to those who reported no positive change in knowledge. CONCLUSIONS: Increasing the knowledge of persons with diabetes about the risks of developing severe complications if they continue smoking leads to significantly higher quit rates.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4137/TUI.S15583
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