91. 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 total amount of contact time (n = 35 studies)

Total amount of contact timeNumber of armsEstimated odds ratio (95% C.I.)Estimated abstinence rate (95% C.I.)
No minutes161.011.0
1-3 minutes121.4 (1.1, 1.8)14.4 (11.3, 17.5)
4-30 minutes201.9 (1.5, 2.3)18.8 (15.6, 22.0)
31-90 minutes163.0 (2.3, 3.8)26.5 (21.5, 31.4)
91-300 minutes163.2 (2.3, 4.6)28.4 (21.3, 35.5)
>300 minutes152.8 (2.0, 3.9)25.5 (19.2, 31.7)

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Internet Citation: 91. 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/slide91.html