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Stage of change of cigarette smoking in drug dependent patients.
Swiss Medical Weekly
Nicotine cessation programmes in Switzerland, which are commonly based on the stage of change model of Prochaska and DiClemente (1983), are rarely offered to patients with illicit drug dependence. This stands in contrast to the high smoking rates and the heavy burden of tobacco-related problems in these patients. The stage of change was therefore assessed by self-administered questionnaire in 100 inpatients attending an illegal drug withdrawal programme. Only 15% of the patients were in the contemplation or decision stage. 93% considered smoking cessation to be difficult or very difficult. These data show a discrepancy between the motivation to change illegal drug consumption habits and the motivation for smoking cessation. The high proportion of patients remaining in the precontemplation stage for smoking cessation, in spite of their motivation for illicit drug detoxification, may be due to the perception that cessation of smoking is more difficult than illicit drug abuse cessation.
Adult, Female, Hospitals, Psychiatric, Hospitals, University, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Prevalence, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Smoking, Smoking Cessation, Substance Abuse Treatment Centers, Substance-Related Disorders, Switzerland
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