of depression symptoms in smokers during an intensive intervention to
Eryka Urdapilleta1, Mayra
Piņa1, Ramces Falfan1, Roger Quintana1, Perez Gloria1 and
and Smoking Research Department, National Institute of Respiratory
Diseases, Mexico City, Mexico
Background: It has
been reported that previous and current symptoms of depression
influence during the smoking cessation process. Current and former
smokers are 80 % more likely to have depressive symptoms compared with
non-smokers. The subjects that have a moderate to severe depression
also present a high degree of nicotine addiction and consume more than
21 cigarettes per day . In Mexico, little is known about the influence
of intensive treatments for smoking cessation on depressive symptoms.
This information would be useful to develop treatments for those
conditions and increase abstinence rates and reduce relapse rate.
Assess symptoms of depression, in the short and medium term, of smokers
who received intensive intervention for smoking cessation. Instrument:
Hamiltonīs Depression Scale (HAM- D).
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systematic review of nursing interventions for breathlessness in COPD
and Longitudinal study of a single group of 40 chronic smokers that
were admitted to an intensive smoking cessation intervention (10 group
sessions plus 4 individual therapy) with a follow-up at 3 months and 6
months after treatment ends.
of depression decreased significantly in the participants of the
intensive intervention and follow-ups compared with its baseline (p =
0.027). Men and female were different as men decrease significative
compared with female (p=0.013). Conclusions: The intensive intervention
suggested to be effective in the management of depressive symptoms in
the process of quitting smoking alternative.
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