90. Treatment Recommendations: Counseling (Continued)

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update

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Treatment Recommendations: Counseling

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 contactNumber of armsEstimated odds ratio (95% C.I.)Estimated abstinence rate (95% C.I.)
No contact301.010.9
Minimal counseling (< 3 minutes)191.3 (1.01, 1.6)13.4 (10.9, 16.1)
Low intensity counseling (3-10 minutes)161.6 (1.2, 2.0)16.0 (12.8, 19.2)
Higher intensity counseling (> 10 minutes)552.3 (2.0, 2.7)22.1 (19.4, 24.7)

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