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TiTAN Crete (Tobacco Treatment Training Network in Crete). Designing Smoking Cessation intervention in Primary Care Practice: Preliminary data

Charis Girvalaki 1  ,  
Andrew Pipe 2,  
 
1
Clinic of Social and Family Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
2
University of Ottawa, Canada
Tob. Prev. Cessation 2016;2(April Supplement):18
Publish date: 2016-03-31
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ABSTRACT:
Introduction:
We report on baseline tobacco treatment rates and changes in evidence-based tobacco treatment knowledge among General Practitioners (GPs), who participated in the TiTAN Crete training-based intervention.

Material and Methods:
A pre-post control group evaluation was conducted. GPs (n=15) completed a survey prior to and immediately following the training session and a cross sectional patient sample of patients (n=540) was sampled pre-post intervention.

Results:
Tobacco use prevalence was 38%. The majority (64.1%) of tobacco users reported readiness to quit smoking in the next 6-months and 63.4% reported not having made a quit attempt in the past year. GPs tobacco treatment knowledge was limited at baseline. Significant increases in knowledge were documented in 6/13 of the knowledge domains. A follow-up survey to examine changes in rates of tobacco treatment delivery among GPs is underway.

Conclusions:
The TiTAN Crete training program was effective in increasing providers tobacco related knowledge.



CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Charis Girvalaki   
Clinic of Social and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Gr, 71500 Heraklion, Greece
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