OTC Nicotine Patch: Effectiveness Alone and with Brief Physician Intervention

Scott Leischow, Myra L. Muramoto, Gretchen N. Cook, Elizabeth P. Merikle, Sistine M. Castellini, Pamela S. Otte

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Objectives: Compare the effectiveness of transdermal nicotine in an OTC (no behavioral support) vs. a physician-based minimal intervention setting (MD). Methods: Three hundred healthy adult smokers completed follow-up visits at Weeks 2, 6, 26, and 52. Subjects purchased 15 mg patches ad lib for 26 weeks. Results: No significant differences in abstinence rates between groups were found. Abstinence rates for all randomized ranged from 4.0% to 9.3%. Abstinence rates for all who purchased patches ranged from 5.3% to 12.5%. Conclusions: Use of OTC nicotine patch resulted in low cessation rates, but comparable to those when patch was combined with brief physician intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-69
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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Leischow, S., Muramoto, M. L., Cook, G. N., Merikle, E. P., Castellini, S. M., & Otte, P. S. (1999). OTC Nicotine Patch: Effectiveness Alone and with Brief Physician Intervention. American Journal of Health Behavior, 23(1), 61-69. https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.23.1.7

OTC Nicotine Patch : Effectiveness Alone and with Brief Physician Intervention. / Leischow, Scott; Muramoto, Myra L.; Cook, Gretchen N.; Merikle, Elizabeth P.; Castellini, Sistine M.; Otte, Pamela S.

In: American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol. 23, No. 1, 01.01.1999, p. 61-69.

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Leischow, Scott ; Muramoto, Myra L. ; Cook, Gretchen N. ; Merikle, Elizabeth P. ; Castellini, Sistine M. ; Otte, Pamela S. / OTC Nicotine Patch : Effectiveness Alone and with Brief Physician Intervention. In: American Journal of Health Behavior. 1999 ; Vol. 23, No. 1. pp. 61-69.
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