90. Treatment Recommendations: Counseling (Continued)

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
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Intensity of Clinical Interventions

Meta-analysis (2000): Effectiveness of and estimated abstinence rates for various intensity levels of session length (n =' 43 studies)

Level of contact Number of arms Estimated odds ratio (95% C.I.) Estimated abstinence rate (95% C.I.)
No contact 30 1.0 10.9
Minimal counseling (< 3 minutes) 19 1.3 (1.01, 1.6) 13.4 (10.9, 16.1)
Low intensity counseling (3-10 minutes) 16 1.6 (1.2, 2.0) 16.0 (12.8, 19.2)
Higher intensity counseling (> 10 minutes) 55 2.3 (2.0, 2.7) 22.1 (19.4, 24.7)

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