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ERIC Number: EJ1060663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1932-5037
Evaluation of Multidisciplinary Tobacco Cessation Training Program in a Large Health Care System
Chen, Timothy C.; Hamlett-Berry, Kim W.; Watanabe, Jonathan H.; Bounthavong, Mark; Zillich, Alan J.; Christofferson, Dana E.; Myers, Mark G.; Himstreet, Julianne E.; Belperio, Pamela S.; Hudmon, Karen Suchanek
American Journal of Health Education, v46 n3 p165-173 2015
Background: Health care professionals can have a dramatic impact by assisting patients with tobacco cessation but most have limited training. Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of a 4-hour tobacco cessation training program. Methods: A team of multidisciplinary health care professionals created a veteran-specific tailored version of the Rx for Change program. The curriculum was administered through local trainings at 5 Veterans Affairs facilities. Participants completed pre- and posttraining surveys to assess key knowledge-based competency components, perceived ability to implement the 5 A's of treatment (Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, Arrange), and self-efficacy for overall ability to assist patients with quitting. Results: A total of 205 out of 291 health care professionals completed pre- and posttraining surveys. Participants reported significant improvement in their overall ability and ability to implement the 5 A's of tobacco treatment (P < 0.0001). No significant differences were found between health care disciplines on overall ability posttraining. Conclusion: The training increased clinicians' knowledge and perceived self-efficacy. The analysis is the first evaluation that supports a face-to-face, multidisciplinary training model across a large health care system. Translation to Health Education Practice: With increased evaluation of this training model, Health Educators of large health care systems should provide multidisciplinary, tobacco cessation trainings to health care professionals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri; South Dakota; Texas
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