Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Tobacco world: evaluation of a tobacco cessation training program for third-year medical students.
Acad Med. 2008 Oct; 83(10 Suppl):S25-8.AM

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Training in tobacco cessation counseling is deficient in medical schools. Tobacco World, a tobacco cessation training program, was implemented in a family medicine clerkship and subsequently evaluated.

METHOD

In the pilot year, students were assigned to either standard clerkship training (comparison group) or a group that also received Tobacco World training (intervention group). All students received intervention training in the second year of the study. A 35-item questionnaire was administered before and after the four-week clerkship to assess knowledge, attitude, and confidence regarding tobacco cessation counseling.

RESULTS

Intervention training was highly rated. Students in the intervention group from both years demonstrated significant improvements in some key measurements of knowledge, attitude, confidence, and increased frequency of tobacco cessation counseling.

CONCLUSIONS

This smoking cessation training program addresses an underrepresented area of medical school education and has the potential to translate into improved smoking cessation counseling by future physicians.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Penn State College of Medicine, 500 University Drive H-154, Hershey, PA 17033-0850, USA. sleong@hmc.psu.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Evaluation Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18820494

Citation

Leong, Shou Ling, et al. "Tobacco World: Evaluation of a Tobacco Cessation Training Program for Third-year Medical Students." Academic Medicine : Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, vol. 83, no. 10 Suppl, 2008, pp. S25-8.
Leong SL, Lewis PR, Curry WJ, et al. Tobacco world: evaluation of a tobacco cessation training program for third-year medical students. Acad Med. 2008;83(10 Suppl):S25-8.
Leong, S. L., Lewis, P. R., Curry, W. J., & Gingrich, D. L. (2008). Tobacco world: evaluation of a tobacco cessation training program for third-year medical students. Academic Medicine : Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 83(10 Suppl), S25-8. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0b013e318183e271
Leong SL, et al. Tobacco World: Evaluation of a Tobacco Cessation Training Program for Third-year Medical Students. Acad Med. 2008;83(10 Suppl):S25-8. PubMed PMID: 18820494.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Tobacco world: evaluation of a tobacco cessation training program for third-year medical students. AU - Leong,Shou Ling, AU - Lewis,Peter R, AU - Curry,William J, AU - Gingrich,Dennis L, PY - 2008/10/10/pubmed PY - 2008/12/17/medline PY - 2008/10/10/entrez SP - S25 EP - 8 JF - Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges JO - Acad Med VL - 83 IS - 10 Suppl N2 - BACKGROUND: Training in tobacco cessation counseling is deficient in medical schools. Tobacco World, a tobacco cessation training program, was implemented in a family medicine clerkship and subsequently evaluated. METHOD: In the pilot year, students were assigned to either standard clerkship training (comparison group) or a group that also received Tobacco World training (intervention group). All students received intervention training in the second year of the study. A 35-item questionnaire was administered before and after the four-week clerkship to assess knowledge, attitude, and confidence regarding tobacco cessation counseling. RESULTS: Intervention training was highly rated. Students in the intervention group from both years demonstrated significant improvements in some key measurements of knowledge, attitude, confidence, and increased frequency of tobacco cessation counseling. CONCLUSIONS: This smoking cessation training program addresses an underrepresented area of medical school education and has the potential to translate into improved smoking cessation counseling by future physicians. SN - 1938-808X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18820494/Tobacco_world:_evaluation_of_a_tobacco_cessation_training_program_for_third_year_medical_students_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0b013e318183e271 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -