The Effectiveness Of Group Counseling Module In Smoking Cessation ProgramPresentation Transcript
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF GROUP COUNSELING MODULE IN SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM : QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE APPROACHES Rohani Ismail 1 , Syed Aljunid 2 , Khalib Abd Latip1,Wan Sharifa Ezat Wan Puteh 1 1 Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 2 United Nations University-International Institute For Global Health, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 3 RD MCTC CONFERENCE 8-9 AUGUST 2009
The onset of tobacco use typically occurs during childhood or adolescence.
The Third National Health Mobidity Survey in 2006 reported that the national prevalence of current smoking increase among adolescents age 13 to 17 years old [13(3.5%), 14 (6.0%), 15 (8.7%), 16 (12.0%), 17 (15.5%)].
Strong positive correlation between the age of starting experiment with cigarette smoking and the probability of becoming a regular smoker (Conrad et al., 1992)
Smoking being a health problem especially among the adolescents and its continuation throughout adulthood, thus it is important to formulate preventive and cessation programs at addressing this particular age group.
Intervention via group counseling may proof to be one of the effective methods for helping adolescent for quitting smoking.
Group counseling is especially suited for adolescents because it gives them a place to express conflicting feelings, to explore self doubts, and to come to the realization that they share these concerns with their peers (Gerald C, 2000).
Although school counselors are assumed to have sufficient skills in managing counseling sessions among students, the structured method tailored for smoking cessation program is underprovided.
This present research was design to address the aspects mentioned above
To measure the effectiveness of smoking cessation program using quantitative and qualitative methods
To study the smokers characteristics in intervention and nonintervention group
To measure quit rate of smoking before and after the intervention program
3. To predict quit smoking among adolescents
4. To identify the strengths and weaknesses of the program
Self report (questionnaire)
- Smoking previous 7 days
Cotinine in urine
- GCMS (Gass Chromatography Mass Spectrometry)
Carbon monoxide exhale
- Carbon monoxide analyzer
Guidelines questionnaire (in depth interviews)
Adolescents smoking – respondents 14 years old smoking at least one day during 30 days prior to the study (GYTS, WHO) confirmed by self reported and carbon monoxide exhaled.
Intervention group – adolescents received group counseling on smoking cessation by trained counselors for a period of four months
Non intervention group – did not receive any counseling but the respondents were subjected to the regular smoking cessation activities organized by their respective schools
Group counseling – a group of adolescents (not more than 10 adolescents) received counseling based on module developed
Counselor – full time school counselor, qualified in Degree in Counseling and Psychology with one year experience in counseling field.
Intention to stop smoking – adolescents have intention to stop smoking in stage of contemplation, preparation and action
Contemplation – thinking about quitting
Preparation – seriously thinking about quitting
Action – seriously thinking and high motivation
Level of addiction – based on Modified Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Tolerance comprise of six questions
Quit rate – stop smoking in 7 day point prevalence by self reported (questionnaire), verified by cotinine in urine and carbon monoxide exhaled at 4, 8 and 12 months post baseline.
- cotinine < 99.99ng/ML
- carbon monoxide < 6 ppm
Effectiveness of intervention – increase of quit rate at 4, 8 and 12 months post baseline.
Purposive sampling was conducted to choose Gombak and Hulu Langat district
24 schools randomly selected in two districts.
All form two students go through a screening process to identify the smoker who had an intention to stop smoking.
The research pass through 3 phases :
Measure of knowledge and attitude (4 month after intervention) Measure knowledge and attitude 4 month post baseline Measure knowledge and attitude - 8 month post baseline. Final follow up Measure knowledge and attitude – 8 month without intervention ( 12 month post baseline) Final follow up Measure knowledge and attitude – 12 month post baseline Measure knowledge and attitude - 4 month without intervention. (8 month post baseline) 4 month intervention 4 month 4 month MODULE DEVELOPMENT BY RESEARCH TEAM and PRE TESTED SCREENING PROCESS (smoking at least one day past 30 days an intention to stop at contemplation, preparation and action stage ) (N = 346) INTERVENTION GROUP (n=158) NON INTERVENTION GROUP (n = 188) Measure of quit rate (8 moths post baseline) Measure of quit rate (4 moths post baseline) PHASE 1 PHASE 2 PHASE 3 Program evaluation (in depth interview among counselors) STUDY FLOW Measure of quit rate (12 moths post baseline) Group counseling intervention Usual practice
strength and weaknesses of the program
activities implemented in non intervention
- in-depth interview
- Involved 10 counselors – justified on the consensus information
Interviews was recorded on tape and transcribed
The transcripts were manually analyzed - theme and keywords
Figure 1 : Respondents d istribution by gender (n= 346)
Figure 2 : Respondents d istribution by ethnics (n= 346)
Figure 3 : Initiation age of start smoking
Figure 4 : Stage of changes quitting smoking
Figure 5 : Number of cigarettes
Figure 6 : Number of smoking day
Table 1 : Baseline characteristic of study group PARAMETER IG (n= 158) NIG (n= 188) P value Male Female 143 (90.5) 15 ( 9.5) 158 (84.0) 30 (16.0) 0.075 Malay Chinese India 153 (96.8) 2 (1.3) 3 (1.9) 179 (95.2) 3 (1.5) 6 (3.2) 0.425 Initiation age of smoking < 7-9 years 10-11 years 12-13 years 14 years 12 (7.6) 25 (15.8) 91 (57.6) 30 (19.0) 19 (10.2) 34 (18.2) 87 (46.5) 47 (25.1) 0.222
PARAMETER IG (n= 158) NIG (n= 188) P value Number of cigarettes 1 stick 2-5 sticks >6 sticks 80 (50.6) 63 (39.9) 15 ( 9.5) 114 (61.0) 59 (31.6) 14 (7.5) 0.156 Number of days smoking 1-5 days 6-19 days 20-30 days 53 (38.1) 55 (39.6) 31 (22.3) 83 (52.5) 55 (34.6) 21 (13.2) 0.027
PARAMETER IG (n= 158) NIG (n= 188) P value Stage of changes Contemplation Preparation Action 66 (41.8) 37 (23.4) 55 (34.8) 73 (38.8) 49 (26.1) 66 (35.1) 0.807 Fagerstrom Scale Less addicted Moderate addicted High addicted 138 (87.3) 18 (11.4) 2 (1.3) 161 (85.6) 21 (11.2) 6 (3.2) 0.494
Table 4 : Smoking quit rate among intervention and non intervention group * P < 0.005 Intervention (n = 158) Non intervention (n = 188) Chi square test 4 months post baseline 71 (44.9) 60 (31.9) 6.19 (0.01)* 8 months post baseline 33 (20.9) 45 (23.9) 0.46 (0.50) 12 months post baseline 29 (18.4) 49 (26.1) 2.92 (0.09)
Table 5 : Predictors on quit smoking Factors Wald Adjusted odds ratio 95% CI P value Sex Male Female 7.54 2.67 1.32 – 5.36 0.006* Received counseling Yes No 6.49 2.00 1.17 – 3.40 0.01* Intention to stop smoking Action Contemplation 8.31 2.36 1.31 – 4.24 0.00* Parent smoking Yes No 4.31 1.68 1.03 – 2.74 0.04*
Strength of the program
i) Improved respondents personality
- improved students’ discipline
- improved academic achievement
- highly motivated to stop
ii) Enhanced cohesiveness between
respondents and counselors
- maintain good relationship
iii) Positive knowledge delivery on smoking cessation
- valuable information on smoking cessation to
counselors as well as to respondents
iv) Creation of awareness about the harmful effects
of smoking habit
- posters and movie related to smoking diseases
contribute high impact to students
v) Being a counselor-friendly module
- easy-follow module, informatics and
- easy access module for counselor in student
Weaknesses of the program
i) Time constraints
- program begin at mid of the year
- increase counselor workload at year-end.
- students commit with exam and
ii) Lack of commitment from school
- counseling during teaching hours was
The quit rate at four months after intervention was determined higher in the IG as compared to the NIG.
- due to counseling and developing motivation from the intervention
after 8 and 12 month follow up
relapse among adolescents behavior of smoking.
- due to inconsistence monitoring
- Improved personality of respondents, enhanced cohesiveness between
respondents and counselors, positive inputs on smoking cessation,
creation of awareness about the harmful, effects of smoking habit, being
a counselor-friend module
The strength of the module was affected by:
Time limitation and commitment from school counselor.
The module is effective in encouraging respondents to quit smoking only in the short term.
Therefore the duration of intervention should be extended to ensure the quit rate among adolescents sustain in the long term.
Qualitative study identified more of the strength factors mentioned as compared to the weaknesses of the program
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