Patients Not Ready To Make A Quit Attempt Now (The "5 R's")
- Relevance - Encourage the patient to indicate why quitting is personally relevant.
- Risks - Ask the patient to identify potential negative consequences of tobacco use.
- Rewards - Ask the patient to identify potential benefits of stopping tobacco use.
- Roadblocks - Ask the patient to identify barriers or impediments to quitting.
- Repetition - The motivational intervention should be repeated every time an unmotivated patient has an interaction with a clinician. Tobacco users who have failed in previous quit attempts should be told that most people make repeated quit attempts before they are successful.
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