Evaluating Student Pharmacists’ Comfort Level and Effectiveness in Referring Tobacco Users to a Quit Line During Health Screening Events: A Pilot Study at One University

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Title:
Evaluating Student Pharmacists’ Comfort Level and Effectiveness in Referring Tobacco Users to a Quit Line During Health Screening Events: A Pilot Study at One University
Author:
Babico, Mary; Lundeen, Emily; Spencer, Jenene
Affiliation:
College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona
Issue Date:
2012
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Abstract:
Specific Aims: To assess the number of patients referred to ASHLine during the health screenings performed by University of Arizona College of Pharmacy students; and to identify the comfort level of students who asked patients about their smoking status. Methods: An anonymous questionnaire was sent via electronic mail to evaluate students’ comfort levels in implementing a smoking cessation referral program and subject demographics. Chart reviews quantified the number of patients referred to a smoking cessation program. Main Results: A total of 1,147 patients were screened for smoking cessation, 85 of which said they still smoked. Of the 85 who smoked, only 2 (0.17%) were referred to ASHLine. There was no significant increase in the comfort level of students (based on three domains) who participated in a smoking cessation training program or students in different years of their professional education. It was found that more students were comfortable with completing the required smoking cessation paperwork if they attended three or more health fairs (P=0.014). Conclusions: The comfort level of students with smoking cessation education is independent of the number of patients referred to a local smoking cessation program.
Description:
Class of 2012 Abstract
Keywords:
Pharmacists’; Tobacco Users; ASHLine
Advisor:
Spencer, Jenene

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorSpencer, Jeneneen
dc.contributor.authorBabico, Maryen
dc.contributor.authorLundeen, Emilyen
dc.contributor.authorSpencer, Jeneneen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-23T18:03:41Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-23T18:03:41Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/614432-
dc.descriptionClass of 2012 Abstracten
dc.description.abstractSpecific Aims: To assess the number of patients referred to ASHLine during the health screenings performed by University of Arizona College of Pharmacy students; and to identify the comfort level of students who asked patients about their smoking status. Methods: An anonymous questionnaire was sent via electronic mail to evaluate students’ comfort levels in implementing a smoking cessation referral program and subject demographics. Chart reviews quantified the number of patients referred to a smoking cessation program. Main Results: A total of 1,147 patients were screened for smoking cessation, 85 of which said they still smoked. Of the 85 who smoked, only 2 (0.17%) were referred to ASHLine. There was no significant increase in the comfort level of students (based on three domains) who participated in a smoking cessation training program or students in different years of their professional education. It was found that more students were comfortable with completing the required smoking cessation paperwork if they attended three or more health fairs (P=0.014). Conclusions: The comfort level of students with smoking cessation education is independent of the number of patients referred to a local smoking cessation program.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en
dc.subjectPharmacists’en
dc.subjectTobacco Usersen
dc.subjectASHLineen
dc.titleEvaluating Student Pharmacists’ Comfort Level and Effectiveness in Referring Tobacco Users to a Quit Line During Health Screening Events: A Pilot Study at One Universityen_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Pharmacy, The University of Arizonaen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.en
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