Smoking cessation treatment for COPD smokers: the role of counselling

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2013.107

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  • C.A. Jiménez-Ruiz | victorina@ctv.es Smokers Clinic, Community of Madrid, Spain.
  • K.O. Fagerström Fagerström Consulting, Kagerod, Sweden.

Abstract

Smoking cessation is the only therapeutic intervention that can prevent COPD smokers from the chronic progression of their disorder. The most important intervention for helping these smokers to quit is a combination of counseling plus pharmacological treatment. The characteristics of the counseling should be different depending if this intervention is offered to smokers with a previous diagnosis of COPD or if the intervention is offered to smokers who have been recently diagnoses with COPD. The counseling of patients who have been recently diagnosed should include: a) explanation of the direct relationship between smoking and COPD, b) encouraging these patients to quit and c) using of spirometry and measurements of CO as a motivational tools. The counseling of patients who have been previously diagnosed should include: a) encouragement to make a serious quit attempt, b) an intervention that increases motivation, self-efficacy and self-esteem, c) and the intervention should also control depression and be directed to weight gain control.

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Published
2015-11-26
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Keywords:
Smoking, COPD, Treatment, Cognitive-behavioral interventions, Pharmacological treatment
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How to Cite
Jiménez-Ruiz, C.A., and K.O. Fagerström. 2015. “Smoking Cessation Treatment for COPD Smokers: The Role of Counselling”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 79 (1). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2013.107.

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