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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,  
Clinic of Social and Family Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
University of Ottawa, Canada
Tob. Prev. Cessation 2016;2(April Supplement):20
Publish date: 2016-03-31
Submission date: 2016-03-30
Acceptance date: 2016-03-31
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.

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.

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

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