Practice change after training psychiatry residents in tobacco use disorder

Jill M. Williams, Marc L. Steinberg, Han Wang, Vamsee Chaguturu, Raul Poulsen, Anthony Tobia, Barbara Palmeri

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-212
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatric Services
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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