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Accuracy of patient recall of opportunistic smoking cessation advice in general practice.

Authors
  • Ward, J
  • Sanson-Fisher, R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Tobacco control
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1996
Volume
5
Issue
2
Pages
110–113
Identifiers
PMID: 8910991
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Patient recall is systematically biased towards over-reporting of a question about smoking status and, among smokers, of advice to quit. Although we recommend its continued application in health services evaluation, findings should be interpreted with caution, particularly if subjects are male or the interval between recall of smoking cessation advice and the occasion of service in which it might have occurred is considerably delayed.

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