Outcomes of University Hospital Outpatient Smoking Cessation Clinic in İzmir
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Department of Family Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, İzmir, Turkey
Publication date: 2018-10-03
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Merve Uygunsoy   

Department of Family Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, İzmir, Turkey
Tob. Induc. Dis. 2018;16(Suppl 3):A114
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Aim and objective:
The aim of this study is to determine characteristics, smoking habits, therapy for quitting and smoking cessation success who applied to the university hospital, outpatient smoking cessation clinic in İzmir.

This descriptive study was carried out using the records in the outpatient electronic health record system of the patients who applied to Dokuz Eylul University Smoking Cessation Outpatient Clinic between January 2014 and August 2017. Demographic data, smoking habits, type of therapy and follow-up data were evaluated from these records. Later, all patients were assessed for smoking cessation by telephone interview. SPSS 22.0 program was used for mean, standard deviation of descriptive continuous variables. It was also evaluated frequency and percentage of categorical variables.

The mean age of participants was 41.4± 12.8. 39% of participants were women, where 60.3% were men. 64.1% of participants was married. The cigarette consumption (package/ year) was 26.9± 21.6. The mean score of Fargerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence was 5.96± 2.5. According to the Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale, 67.6% of participants had anxiety, where 56.2% had depression. As a smoking cessation therapy, 25.1% of participants treated with vareniclin, 2.5% participants treated with nicotine replacement therapy and 34.3% with bupropion. All of the patients received cognitive behavioural therapy. 24.4% of participants quit smoking.

Pharmacotherapy was given to the majority of patients who applied to smoking cessation outpatient clinic. The cessation of smoking is also high. Smoking cessation outpatient clinic have an important role in being successful in smoking cessation.

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