The goal of this study was to evaluate treatment practices among psychiatry residents before and 3 months after a course on tobacco use disorder. After completing the course, residents (N589) reported a significant increase in the frequency in nine of the 12 tobacco use disorder treatment practices studied. Participants reported being more likely to assess patient willingness to quit smoking, advise patients to stop smoking, prescribe treatment medications, and provide cessation treatment. Being a junior vs. senior resident was a significant predictor of increased practices. Completing online training was associated with significant increases in the use of specific tobacco treatments.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health