Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Summary of the observed data in stages of unmotivated, indecisive, motivated and former smokers

From: Effectiveness of motivational interviewing, health education and brief advice in a population of smokers who are not ready to quit

Week Unmotivated Indecisive Motivated Former
Brief Advice (n = 43)
 0 31(72.1%) 12(27.9%) 0(0%) 0(0%)
 12 20(46.5%) 16(37.2%) 7(16.3%) 0(0%)
 26 18(41.9%) 12(27.9%) 10(23.3%) 3(7.0%)
 0 → 26 −13(−30.2%) 0(0%) 10(23.3%) 3(7.0%)
Motivational Interviewing (n = 87)
 0 69(79.3%) 14(16.1%) 4(4.6%) 0(0%)
 12 36(40.9%) 23(26.1%) 27(30.7%) 2(2.3%)
 26 32(36.4%) 27(30.7%) 22(25.0%) 7(7.9%)
 0 → 26 −37(− 42.9%) 13(14.6%) 18(20.4%) 7(7.9%)
Health Education (n = 91)
 0 67(73.6%) 24(26.4%) 0(0%) 0(0%)
 12 30(33.0%) 22(24.2%) 33(36.3%) 6(6.6%)
 26 23(25.3%) 31(34.1%) 21(23.1%) 16(17.6%)
 0 → 26 −44(−48.3%) 7(7.7%) 21(23.1%) 16(17.6%)
  1. Note: The symbol 26 → 0 denotes the changes between weeks 0 and 26