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Physician and patient concordance of report of tobacco cessation intervention in primary care in India

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, May 2015
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Title
Physician and patient concordance of report of tobacco cessation intervention in primary care in India
Published in
BMC Public Health, May 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-1803-5
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Authors

Rajmohan Panda, Divya Persai, Sudhir Venkatesan, Jasjit S Ahluwalia

Abstract

Tobacco cessation interventions by physicians hold promise in improving quit rates. The 5As intervention ('Ask', 'Advise', 'Assess', 'Assist' and 'Arrange') is an evidence-based approach for tobacco cessation. However, little is known about adherence with the tobacco cessation interventions in primary care in India. In the present study we assessed physicians' adherence with the 5As intervention and explored physicians and patients concordance on the report of 5As intervention for tobacco cessation. We used data from two cross-sectional surveys conducted in 12 districts of Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat in India. The surveys were administered simultaneously to both patients attending, and physicians working in health facilities providing primary care. Health facilities were selected by systematic random sampling and patients were recruited by simple random sampling. Common health facilities where both surveys were performed were identified, and individual patients were matched to their physicians through a unique matching code to obtain the two study samples. Slight agreement was observed between the physicians and patient responses on 'Ask' and 'Arrange' component of the 5As intervention. The 'Advise', 'Assess' and 'Assist' components showed low agreement. Slightly higher levels of agreement were seen on all components of the 5As, except 'Advise', for those patients who had made an attempt to quit. Our study suggests an urgent need for revising current strategies in order to strengthen the 'Advise', 'Assess', and 'Assist' interventions in tobacco cessation in primary care settings. Patient surveys should be used routinely in assessing fidelity and provider adherence for large scale behavioral health programs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 5%
United Kingdom 1 3%
Indonesia 1 3%
Unknown 36 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 23%
Researcher 7 18%
Other 5 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 8%
Other 7 18%
Unknown 6 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 35%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 18%
Social Sciences 3 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Psychology 2 5%
Other 4 10%
Unknown 8 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 May 2015.
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#2,081,081
of 5,056,368 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#2,988
of 5,524 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#66,248
of 156,044 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#122
of 216 outputs
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