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Table 3 Effect of GP plan enactment 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      
  High GP plan enactment 459 34.6% 314 55.7% 3.04 (2.10–4.41)**
  Low GP plan enactment 543 31.1% 316 27.3% 1.01 (0.68–1.49)
  Control group 1,066 40.8% 703 37.1% 1
All smokers (n = 665) n total % advised n total % advised  
Advised to quit      
  High GP plan enactment 63 57.1% 33 66.7% 0.85 (0.27–2.65)
  Low GP plan enactment 132 39.4% 65 46.2% 1.52 (0.58–3.99)
  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      
  High GP plan enactment 35 17.1% 16 18.1% b
  Low GP plan enactment 25 24.0% 15 26.7% 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      
  High GP plan enactment 35 17.1% 15 13.3% b
  Low GP plan enactment 86 7.0% 44 9.1% 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.