Tailored Interventions for Smoking Cessation: Experience in the worksite. Meghan O’Connell, MPH. Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center. Presentation Outline. Purpose Background Overview of Methods Results Conclusions. Purpose. To replicate the promising results of a
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Meghan O’Connell, MPH
Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center
To replicate the promising results of a
pilot study using an approach to
smoking cessation termed “impediment
profiling” in the worksite setting
-administration, human resources, outpatient psychiatry, dietary, volunteer services depts.
NRT; treatment for anxiety/depression; dietary
counseling and PA for weight gain prevention;
stress reduction; family support groups;
referral to treatment of chemical co-
Percentage of subjects with impediments:
David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM Project PI
Beth Comerford, MS Co-investigator
Meghan O’Connell, MPH Research Associate
Hilary Alonso Data Analyst
Michelle LaRovera Research Assistant
For more information:
2. Wasserman, M.P. 2001. Guide to Community Preventive Services: State and local opportunities for tobacco use reduction. American Journal of Preventive Medicine: 20 (S2) pp 8-9.
3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Making Your workplace Smoke-free: A decision makers guide. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, Wellness Councils of America and American Cancer Society.