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Telephone counselling for smoking cessation

  1. Lindsay F Stead*,
  2. Jamie Hartmann-Boyce,
  3. Rafael Perera,
  4. Tim Lancaster

Editorial Group: Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group

Published Online: 12 AUG 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 20 JUN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002850.pub3

How to Cite

Stead LF, Hartmann-Boyce J, Perera R, Lancaster T. Telephone counselling for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD002850. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002850.pub3.

Author Information

  1. University of Oxford, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford, UK

*Lindsay F Stead, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG, UK. lindsay.stead@phc.ox.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 12 AUG 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Methodological quality summary: review authors' judgements about each methodological quality item for each included study.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Comparison 3. Interventions for callers to quitlines. Cessation at longest follow-up
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Comparison 4. Interventions for smokers not calling quitlines - subgroups by baseline support. Cessation at longest follow-up
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Interventions for callers to quitlines - effect of additional proactive calls, Outcome 1 Cessation at longest follow-up.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Interventions for callers to quitlines - comparison of different support during a single call, Outcome 1 Cessation at longest follow-up.
[Analysis 3.1]
Analysis 3.1. Comparison 3 Offer of counselling via quitlines/helplines/hotlines, Outcome 1 Long term cessation.
[Analysis 4.1]
Analysis 4.1. Comparison 4 Interventions for smokers not calling quitlines - subgroups by baseline support, Outcome 1 Cessation at longest follow-up - All trials, subgroups by amount of control group support.
[Analysis 5.1]
Analysis 5.1. Comparison 5 Interventions for smokers not calling quitlines - subgroups by intensity: 1-2, 3-6, >6 calls, Outcome 1 Cessation at longest follow-up.
[Analysis 6.1]
Analysis 6.1. Comparison 6 Interventions for smokers not calling quitlines - subgroups by motivation, Outcome 1 Long-term cessation.