114. Treatment Recommendations: Counseling (Continued)

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update

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Treatment Recommendations: Counseling (Continued)

Meta-analysis (2008): Effectiveness of and estimated abstinence rates for the number of sessions of counseling in combination with medication versus medication alone (n = 18 studies)

TreatmentNumber of armsEstimated odds ratio (95% C.I.)Estimated abstinence rate (95% C.I.)
0-1 Session plus medication131.021.8
2-3 Sessions plus medication61.4 (1.1, 1.8)28.0 (23.0, 33.6)
4-8 Sessions plus medication191.3 (1.1, 1.5)26.9 (24.3, 29.7)
More than 8 Sessions plus medication91.7 (1.3, 2.2)32.5 (27.3, 38.3)

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Current as of June 2009
Internet Citation: 114. Treatment Recommendations: Counseling (Continued): Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. June 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/clinicians/presentations/2008update-full/slide114.html