Increasing Tobacco Use Cessation: Provider Assessment & Feedback
Provider assessment and feedback interventions are intended to inform and motivate providers by (1) assessing how well they identify client tobacco use status, deliver advice to quit, or both, and (2) providing feedback on their performance. To do this, chart reviews or computerized records may be used. Assessment and feedback interventions can be combined with other activities, such as provider reminders and provider education.
Summary of Task Force Recommendations & Findings
The Community Preventive Services Task Force finds insufficient evidence to assess the effectiveness of provider feedback when used alone or in combination with other interventions because of the small number of studies and an insufficient number of studies providing measurements of changes in provider advice to quit or measurements of changes in client tobacco use cessation.
Results from the Systematic Reviews
Three studies qualified for the review. None of the qualifying studies measured changes in provider delivery of advice to quit or client tobacco use behaviors.
These findings were based on a systematic review of all available studies, conducted on behalf of the Task Force by a team of specialists in systematic review methods, and in research, practice and policy related to tobacco use.
An economic review of this intervention was not conducted because the Task Force found insufficient evidence to determine its effectiveness.
Hopkins DP, Briss PA, Ricard CJ. Reviews of evidence regarding interventions to reduce tobacco use and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke. [PDF - 6.38MB] Am J Prev Med 2001;20(2S):16–66.
Task Force on Community Preventive Services. Recommendations regarding interventions to reduce tobacco use and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke. [PDF - 1.46KB] Am J Prev Med 2001;20(2S):10–5.
Task Force on Community Preventive Services. Tobacco. [PDF - 3.63KB] In : Zaza S, Briss PA, Harris KW, eds. The Guide to Community Preventive Services: What Works to Promote Health? Atlanta (GA): Oxford University Press;2005:3-79.
More Community Guide publications about Tobacco Use
The findings and conclusions on this page are those of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and do not necessarily represent those of CDC.
The content of publications of the Guide to Community Preventive Services is in the public domain. Citation as to source, however, is appreciated. Sample citation: Guide to Community Preventive Services. Increasing tobacco use cessation: provider feedback & assessment. www.thecommunityguide.org/tobacco/cessation/providerassessment.html. Last updated: MM/DD/YYYY.
Review completed: February 2000
- Page last reviewed: February 9, 2011
- Page last updated: January 14, 2012
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