Readiness Visual Analog Scale: A Simple Way to Predict Post-Stroke Smoking Behavior
AbstractBackground and Purpose: The aim of the present study was to assess a relationship between readiness to quit and post-stroke smoking behavior. Methods: Eighty-six active smokers with first-ever ischemic stroke were recruited in a tertiary-care stroke unit. The question “Are you ready to quit smoking within the next month?” with yes/no responses and the 10-cm readiness visual analog scale (VAS) was administered during the anti-smoking intervention. Smoking status was verified at the 3- and 12-month follow-up. Results: The readiness VAS score at hospitalization was significantly lower in patients classified as smokers as compared to patients classified as non-smokers. The readiness score <5 cm was a significant predictor of smoking at the 3-month (OR, 7.3) and 12-month follow-up (OR, 4.9). Conclusions: The present results suggest that the readiness VAS can be used as a simple and inexpensive instrument for early identification of patients who continue to smoke after stroke. View Full-Text
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Bienkowski, P.; Zatorski, P.; Glebicka, A.; Scinska, A.; Kurkowska-Jastrzebska, I.; Restel, M.; Samochowiec, J.; Ryglewicz, D.; Sienkiewicz-Jarosz, H. Readiness Visual Analog Scale: A Simple Way to Predict Post-Stroke Smoking Behavior. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 9536-9541.
Bienkowski P, Zatorski P, Glebicka A, Scinska A, Kurkowska-Jastrzebska I, Restel M, Samochowiec J, Ryglewicz D, Sienkiewicz-Jarosz H. Readiness Visual Analog Scale: A Simple Way to Predict Post-Stroke Smoking Behavior. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2015; 12(8):9536-9541.Chicago/Turabian Style
Bienkowski, Przemyslaw; Zatorski, Pawel; Glebicka, Agata; Scinska, Anna; Kurkowska-Jastrzebska, Iwona; Restel, Magdalena; Samochowiec, Jerzy; Ryglewicz, Danuta; Sienkiewicz-Jarosz, Halina. 2015. "Readiness Visual Analog Scale: A Simple Way to Predict Post-Stroke Smoking Behavior." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 12, no. 8: 9536-9541.