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dc.contributor.authorRay, Midge N.
dc.contributor.authorFunkhouser, Ellen M.
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Jessica H.
dc.contributor.authorSadasivam, Rajani S.
dc.contributor.authorGilbert, Gregg H.
dc.contributor.authorColey, Heather L.
dc.contributor.authorRindal, D.
dc.contributor.authorHouston, Thomas K.
dc.date2022-08-11T08:08:32.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T15:58:27Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T15:58:27Z
dc.date.issued2014-02-01
dc.date.submitted2015-08-10
dc.identifier.citationAm J Prev Med. 2014 Feb;46(2):158-65. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2013.10.018. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2013.10.018">Link to article on publisher's site</a>
dc.identifier.issn0749-3797 (Linking)
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.amepre.2013.10.018
dc.identifier.pmid24439349
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/30439
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Tobacco use is still the leading preventable cause of death and morbidity in the U.S. Web-assisted tobacco interventions are an effective but underutilized tool in assisting smokers with quitting. The dental visit is an excellent opportunity to assist smokers in quitting by referring them to these tobacco-cessation online programs. PURPOSE: The study purpose was to test two patient referral methods-paper referrals (information prescriptions) versus paper plus e-referrals-to a web-assisted smoking-cessation induction system. DESIGN: RCT that used implementation research methods. PARTICIPANTS/SETTING: A total of 100 community-based dental practices were enrolled and 1814 smokers were referred to the web-assisted tobacco induction system. INTERVENTION: The study intervention was a proactive e-referral of smokers to a web-assisted tobacco induction system called Decide2Quit.org, and the control group used paper referrals (information prescriptions) to refer smokers to the Decide2Quit.org. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS: The outcome measurements were the referral numbers, Decide2Quit registration numbers, and the smokers' quit rate. Data were collected in 2010-2011 and analyses were completed in 2012. RESULTS: Although total referrals from intervention practices was lower than control, subsequent proportions of registrations among smokers referred to Decide2Quit.org were nearly fourfold higher (adjusted mean percentages: 29.5% vs 7.6%, p < 0.01) in intervention compared with control practices. Subsequent rates of cessation among referred smokers were threefold higher (adjusted mean percentages: 3.0% vs 0.8%, p=0.03) in intervention practices as compared with control. CONCLUSIONS: Intervention practices using the e-referral system had higher smoker registration numbers and higher quit smoking rates than the control practices. This study finds that e-referrals are effective in getting smokers to the web-assisted smoking-cessation induction system and in assisting with quitting that more than compensates for any additional effort that e-referrals require on the part of the practitioner. CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION: DPBRN Hygienists Internet Quality Improvement in Tobacco Cessation (HiQuit); NCT01108432. Preventive Medicine All rights reserved.
dc.language.isoen_US
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dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4077270/
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subjectAged
dc.subject*Dentist's Practice Patterns
dc.subject*Electronic Mail
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subject*Internet
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectMiddle Aged
dc.subjectReferral and Consultation
dc.subjectSmoking Cessation
dc.subjectCommunity Health
dc.subjectCommunity Health and Preventive Medicine
dc.subjectDentistry
dc.subjectHealth Services Research
dc.subjectSubstance Abuse and Addiction
dc.titleSmoking-cessation e-referrals: a national dental practice-based research network randomized controlled trial
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleAmerican journal of preventive medicine
dc.source.volume46
dc.source.issue2
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/faculty_pubs/711
dc.identifier.contextkey7435826
html.description.abstract<p>BACKGROUND: Tobacco use is still the leading preventable cause of death and morbidity in the U.S. Web-assisted tobacco interventions are an effective but underutilized tool in assisting smokers with quitting. The dental visit is an excellent opportunity to assist smokers in quitting by referring them to these tobacco-cessation online programs.</p> <p>PURPOSE: The study purpose was to test two patient referral methods-paper referrals (information prescriptions) versus paper plus e-referrals-to a web-assisted smoking-cessation induction system.</p> <p>DESIGN: RCT that used implementation research methods.</p> <p>PARTICIPANTS/SETTING: A total of 100 community-based dental practices were enrolled and 1814 smokers were referred to the web-assisted tobacco induction system.</p> <p>INTERVENTION: The study intervention was a proactive e-referral of smokers to a web-assisted tobacco induction system called Decide2Quit.org, and the control group used paper referrals (information prescriptions) to refer smokers to the Decide2Quit.org.</p> <p>MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS: The outcome measurements were the referral numbers, Decide2Quit registration numbers, and the smokers' quit rate. Data were collected in 2010-2011 and analyses were completed in 2012. RESULTS: Although total referrals from intervention practices was lower than control, subsequent proportions of registrations among smokers referred to Decide2Quit.org were nearly fourfold higher (adjusted mean percentages: 29.5% vs 7.6%, p < 0.01) in intervention compared with control practices. Subsequent rates of cessation among referred smokers were threefold higher (adjusted mean percentages: 3.0% vs 0.8%, p=0.03) in intervention practices as compared with control.</p> <p>CONCLUSIONS: Intervention practices using the e-referral system had higher smoker registration numbers and higher quit smoking rates than the control practices. This study finds that e-referrals are effective in getting smokers to the web-assisted smoking-cessation induction system and in assisting with quitting that more than compensates for any additional effort that e-referrals require on the part of the practitioner.</p> <p>CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION: DPBRN Hygienists Internet Quality Improvement in Tobacco Cessation (HiQuit); NCT01108432. Preventive Medicine All rights reserved.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathfaculty_pubs/711
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Quantitative Health Sciences, Division of Health Informatics and Implementation Science
dc.source.pages158-65


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