BRIEF ADVICE OFFERED BY ANESTHETIC PERSONNEL TO ENCOURAGE SMOKING CESSATION IN AMBULATORY GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPIC PATIENTS IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY

Somchai Amornyotin, Ungkab Prakanrattana, Wiyada Chalayonnawin, Siriporn Kongphlay
  • International Journal of Life Science and Medical Research, December 2012, The World Academic Publishing
  • DOI: 10.5963/lsmr0204006

Brief Advice Offered by Anesthetic Personnel to Encourage Smoking Cessation in Ambulatory Patients

What is it about?

This study demonstrates that a brief advice intervention by an anesthesiologist for smoking cessation could be successfully instigated to encourage the smokers to quit smoking as a routine preparation for ambulatory GIE patients in a tertiary care teaching hospital in a developing country.

Why is it important?

This study was to assess the effectiveness of brief advice offered by anesthetic personnel in quitting self-reported smoking in smoker patients who underwent GIE procedures in a developing country.

Perspectives

Somchai Amornyotin
Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University

Brief advice by anesthetic personnel is a relatively effective and easy technique for smoking cessation in ambulatory GIE patients in a tertiary-care hospital in a developing country.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5963/lsmr0204006

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