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

Total amount of contact time Number of arms Estimated odds ratio (95% C.I.) Estimated abstinence rate (95% C.I.)
No minutes 16 1.0 11.0
1-3 minutes 12 1.4 (1.1, 1.8) 14.4 (11.3, 17.5)
4-30 minutes 20 1.9 (1.5, 2.3) 18.8 (15.6, 22.0)
31-90 minutes 16 3.0 (2.3, 3.8) 26.5 (21.5, 31.4)
91-300 minutes 16 3.2 (2.3, 4.6) 28.4 (21.3, 35.5)
>300 minutes 15 2.8 (2.0, 3.9) 25.5 (19.2, 31.7)

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