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dc.contributor.authorRosenfeld, Lisa
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-24T10:57:16Z
dash.embargo.terms2018-05-01
dc.date.created2016-05
dc.date.issued2019-03-29
dc.date.submitted2016
dc.identifier.citationRosenfeld, Lisa. 2016. Assessing the Use of Interactive Voice Response Technology in a Smoking Cessation Intervention. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard Medical School.
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:40620272*
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Four million cigarette smokers are hospitalized annually. Hospital-initiated smoking cessation programs are effective when paired with post-discharge follow-up. This study used automated telephone technology to deliver cessation counseling and medication to recently hospitalized smokers. METHODS: My data (n = 198) comes from the intervention arm of an RCT that enrolled hospitalized smokers planning to quit post-discharge. Subjects received up to 5 automated calls, offering counseling and 3-months free supply of stop-smoking medication. I analyzed call completion rates, services requested, and call satisfaction. Using logistic regression, I measured the dose-response relationship between call completion rates and 7-day smoking abstinence at 6 months. RESULTS: Most participants (52%) completed >4 calls. Males (p=0.03) and older patients (p=0.04) completed more calls than others. Medication refills were requested more often than counseling (72% vs. 37%), but more women requested counseling than men (45% vs. 30%). Most subjects (75%) found the calls helpful. The odds of 7-day abstinence increased 38% (p=0.01) with each additional call completed. CONCLUSION: Automated calls as a post-discharge smoking cessation intervention were well-utilized, broadly acceptable, and associated with increased odds of quitting. This technology offers a feasible way to routinely and systematically promote cessation among recently hospitalized smokers.
dc.description.sponsorshipScholarly Project
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectsmoking cessation
dc.subjectinteractive voice response
dc.subjectphone
dc.subjecttobacco
dc.subjecttechnology
dc.titleAssessing the Use of Interactive Voice Response Technology in a Smoking Cessation Intervention
dc.typeThesis or Dissertation
dash.depositing.authorRosenfeld, Lisa
dash.embargo.until2018-05-01
dc.date.available2019-06-24T10:57:16Z
thesis.degree.date2016
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Medical School
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Medical School
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Medicine
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Medicine
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dash.author.emaillrosenf@gmail.com


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