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Table 2 Effect of GP plan specificity on the provision of smoking cessation activities (patient-reported) a

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

  Baseline Post-intervention Time × group OR (95% CI)
All patients (n = 3,401) n total % asked n total % asked  
Asked about smoking      
  Highly specific GP plan 731 29.9% 437 41.0% 2.11 (1.51–2.95)**
  Low specific GP plan 271 40.3% 193 42.8% 1.29 (0.82–2.03)
  Control group 1,066 40.8% 703 37.1% 1
All smokers (n = 665) n total % advised n total % advised  
Advised to quit      
  Highly specific GP plan 93 37.1% 49 53.3% 2.28 (0.81–6.40)
  Low specific GP plan 102 43.3% 49 33.3% 0.62 (0.21–1.80)
  Control group 229 43.8% 143 44.1% 1
Smokers motivated to quit (n = 214) n total % arranged n total % arranged  
Arranged for follow-up      
  Highly specific GP plan 39 15.4% 20 40.0% b
  Low specific GP plan 21 28.6% 11 18.2% b
  Control group 71 18.3% 52 9.6% 1
Smokers not motivated to quit (n = 408) n total % arranged n total % arranged  
Arranged for follow-up      
  Highly specific GP plan 39 20.5% 21 14.3% b
  Low specific GP plan 82 4.9% 38 7.9% b
  Control group 142 4.9% 86 10.5% 1
  1. GPs general practitioners, OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval.
  2. aGeneralised estimating equations adjusted for clustering and patient characteristics.
  3. bAnalyses not possible due to the sparseness of data.
  4. *p < 0.01, **p < 0.001.