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Table 1 Specificity and enactment of GPs’ plans to provide guideline-recommended smoking cessation care

From: Use of action planning to increase provision of smoking cessation care by general practitioners: role of plan specificity and enactment

  GP action plans GP coping plan
Plan specificity (score) Ask about smoking (n  = 25, 100%) Advise to quit (n  = 25, 100%) Arrange follow-up motivated to quit (n  = 25, 100%) Arrange follow-up unmotivated to quit (n  = 25, 100%)
Who, completed (1) 24 (96.0%) 24 (96.0%) 22 (88.0%) 21 (84.0%)
When (moment)/ what     
  Not completed (0) 6 (24.0%) 6 (24.0%) 2 (8.0%) 3 (12.0%)
  General (1) 13 (52.0%) 14 (56.0%) 6 (24.0%) 8 (32.0%)
  Medium specific (2) 3 (12.0%) 4 (16.0%) 13 (52.0%) 5 (20.0%)
  Highly specific (3) 3 (12.0%) 1 (4.0%) 4 (16.0%) 9 (36.0%)
  Total score, M (SD) 1.12 (0.93) 1.00 (0.76) 1.76 (0.83) 1.80 (1.08)
When (type patient)     
  Not completed (0) 20 (80.0%) 20 (80.0%) NA NA
  General (1) 0 (0.0%) 1 (4.0%) NA NA
  Medium specific (2) 1 (4.0%) 3 (12.0%) NA NA
  Highly specific (3) 4 (16.0%) 1 (4.0%) NA NA
  Total score, M (SD) 0.56 (1.16) 0.40 (0.87) NA NA
How register     
  Not completed (0) 2 (8.0%) 1 (4.0%) 4 (16.0%) 5 (20.0%)
  General (1) 4 (16.0%) 5 (20.0%) 7 (28.0%) 6 (24.0%)
  Medium specific (2) 2 (8.0%) 6 (24.0%) 8 (32.0%) 10 (40.0%)
  Highly specific (3) 17 (68.0%) 13 (52.0%) 6 (24.0%) 4 (16.0%)
  Total score, M (SD) 2.36 (1.04) 2.24 (0.93) 1.64 (1.04) 1.52 (1.01)
Total specificity score, M (SD)ª 5.00 (2.10) 4.60 (1.66) 4.28 (1.79) 4.12 (2.03)
Plan enactment (score)     
Plan not enacted, not intending to in the future (0) 10 (40.0%) 12 (48.0%) 11 (44.0%) 15 (60.0%)
Plan not enacted, intending to within 1 month (1) 2 (8.0%) 2 (8.0%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (4.0%)
Plan not enacted, intending to within a week (2) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (4.0%)
Plan partly enacted (3) 8 (32.0%) 6 (24%) 3 (12.0%) 3 (12.0%)
Plan fully enacted (4) 5 (20.0%) 5 (20.0%) 11 (44.0%) 5 (20.0%)
Total enactment score, M (SD)b 1.84 (1.70) 1.60 (1.73) 2.12 (1.94) 1.28 (1.72)
  1. GPs general practitioners, M mean, SD standard deviation, NA not applicable.
  2. ªTotal specificity scores for action plans ‘asking about smoking’ and ‘advising to quit’ could range from 0 to 10 and for the action and coping plans ‘arranging follow-up for smokers motivated to quit’ and ‘arranging follow-up for smokers unmotivated to quit’ could range from 0 to 7.
  3. bTotal enactment scores could range from 0 to 4.