Clinical Trials

NCT IdNCT04107753
TitleThe Impact of Brief Motivational Counseling for Smoking Cessation in an Italian Emergency Department: a Randomized Controlled Trial
ConditionSmoking Habit
OrganizationUniversità degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale "Amedeo Avogadro"
Sponsor/CollaboratorsUniversità degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale "Amedeo Avogadro"
Older Adult
Location (with distance)
  • Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale "Amedeo Avogadro", Novara, 28100 , Italy
DescriptionSmoke is still a significant Public Health problem. The Emergency Departments (EDs) could be the ideal setting to set up smoke cessation interventions (high prevalence of smoking patient compared to the general population). The structured brief counseling 5As based (ask, advice, asses, assist, arrange) is an effective Public Health intervention when performed by the General Practitioners. Still not clear is its feasibility and effectiveness in the ED setting. Aim of the study. To assess the feasibility and effectiveness of the 5As based counselling in the University ED of Novara compared to the "usual care".