View Entire Collection
By Clinical Topic
Diabetes – Summer 2012
Future of Nursing Initiative
Heart Failure - Fall 2011
Influenza - Winter 2011
Nursing Ethics - Fall 2011
Trauma - Fall 2010
Traumatic Brain Injury - Fall 2010
Fluids & Electrolytes
MONDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Adding physical activity to a youth smoking-cessation program is likely to enhance smoking cessation rates, particularly among boys, according to a study published online Sept. 19 in Pediatrics.
Kimberly Horn, Ed.D., from West Virginia University in Morgantown, and colleagues investigated the effects of physical activity on smoking-cessation outcomes in 233 teens (aged 14 to 19 years) who had smoked more than one cigarette in the previous 30 days. High schools with more than 300 students were randomly selected and students were assigned to brief intervention (BI), Not on Tobacco program (N-O-T), or N-O-T plus a physical activity module (N-O-T + FIT). Three to six months after baseline, quit rates were determined by self-classified and seven-day point prevalence quit rates, and by carbon monoxide validation performed during the three-month follow-up.
The investigators found that compared to teens in the N-O-T and BI groups, those in the N-O-T + FIT group had significantly higher cessation rates with large effect sizes. Three months after baseline, girls responded better to N-O-T than BI (relative risk [RR], >∞), and boys quit more successfully with N-O-T + FIT than with BI (RR, 2 to 3) or with N-O-T (RR, 1 to 2). Teens using N-O-T + FIT had greater likelihood of cessation at six months than those in the N-O-T group (RR, 1.48). An unusually large number of participants in the control group were in the precontemplation stage at enrollment, however the outcomes of the BI, N-O-T, or N-O-T + FIT participants in the precontemplation stage did not differ significantly.
"Adding physical activity to N-O-T may enhance cessation success, particularly among boys," the authors write.
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Find in-depth content on major issues provided by leading companies in partnership with NursingCenter.com
BD Safety Beyond Needlestick Prevention Learning Center
Sponsored by BD Medical
Sign up for our free enewsletters to stay up-to-date in your area of practice - or take a look at an archive of prior issues
Join our CESaver program to earn up to 100 contact hours for only $34.95
Explore a world of online resources
Back to Top