Evaluating the effectiveness of the coronary care nurses' role in smoking cessation
Article first published online: 14 NOV 2007
Journal of Clinical Nursing
Volume 2, Issue 5, pages 313–322, September 1993
How to Cite
CLARK, J. M., ROWE, K. and JONES, K. (1993), Evaluating the effectiveness of the coronary care nurses' role in smoking cessation. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2: 313–322. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.1993.tb00184.x
- Issue published online: 14 NOV 2007
- Article first published online: 14 NOV 2007
- Accepted for publication 10 May 1993
- coronary care nursing;
- health education;
- smoking cessation
- •The aim of this small-scale study was to assess the feasibility and impact of an individualized smoking cessation intervention among clients admitted to a coronary care unit with severe angina or a first time myocardial infarction.
- •The intervention involved in-depth nursing assessment interviews related to client beliefs, motivation and experiences of smoking, culminating in an individualized cessation plan. Participants were offered follow up support during the first year post-intervention.
- •The findings are highly encouraging with a 77% smoking cessation rate for surviving clients within the intervention group at the end of the first year, and with 75% continued successful smoking cessation amongst surviving clients 2 years post-intervention.