Qualitative study investigating the process of giving anti-smoking advice in general practice

Coleman, Tim, Cheater, Francine and Murphy, Elizabeth (2004) Qualitative study investigating the process of giving anti-smoking advice in general practice. Patient Education and Counseling, 52 (2). pp. 159-163. ISSN 0738-3991

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General practitioners' (GPs') anti-smoking advice promotes patients' smoking cessation but little is known about how GPs use their short consultations to give advice. We used semi-structured interviews with 27 UK GPs to investigate how GPs believe they should advise smokers to stop and the reasons underpinning these beliefs. GPs reported a limited repertoire of techniques for dealing with smokers who were not motivated to stop. They also reported using confrontational advice-giving styles with patients who continued to smoke despite suffering from smoking-related illnesses. GPs might find it easier and more rewarding to discuss smoking with patients if they possessed a greater range of skills for dealing with non-motivated smokers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: attitude of health personnel,clinical competence,family practice,great britain,health knowledge, attitudes, practice,humans,motivation,patient education as topic,physician's practice patterns,physician's role,physicians, family,qualitative research,questionnaires,smoking,smoking cessation,videotape recording
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UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Community and Family Health (former - to 2017)
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2014 14:34
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 11:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/46992
DOI: 10.1016/S0738-3991(03)00020-X

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