Cigarette smoking patterns in patients after treatment of bladder cancer Journal Article


Authors: Ostroff, J.; Garland, J.; Moadel, A.; Fleshner, N.; Hay, J.; Cramer, L.; Zauber, A.; Trambert, R.; O'Sullivan, M.; Russo, P.
Article Title: Cigarette smoking patterns in patients after treatment of bladder cancer
Abstract: Background. Assessment of smoking status and identification of those most likely to continue smoking are important in the management of patients who have bladder cancer, because continued smoking following diagnosis and treatment increases the likelihood of treatment-related complications, recurrence, second primary malignancies, and morbidity and mortality. Methods. Patients (n = 224) receiving follow-up care of previously treated bladder cancers completed a brief written survey assessing their post- diagnosis smoking patterns. Results. Despite the risks of continued smoking, 69% of the patients who had been active smokers at the time of diagnosis (n = 84) reported smoking at some point following the diagnosis and 45% reported smoking at the time of assessment. Patients diagnosed at earlier stages were more likely to continue smoking. Patients diagnosed at later stages were 2.80 times more likely to be continuous abstainers than those diagnosed sooner (95% CI, 1.08-7.25). Conclusions. The findings underscore the need to assess smoking status and provide smoking-cessation advice and counseling within routine comprehensive care of bladder cancer patients.
Keywords: adult; controlled study; aged; aged, 80 and over; middle aged; major clinical study; cigarette smoking; cancer patient; follow-up studies; incidence; odds ratio; risk factors; smoking cessation; attitude to health; smoking; bladder cancer; urinary bladder neoplasms; risk assessment; questionnaires; confidence intervals; comorbidity; age distribution; patient attitude; patient counseling; sex distribution; humans; human; male; female; priority journal; article
Journal Title: Journal of Cancer Education
Volume: 15
Issue: 2
ISSN: 0885-8195
Publisher: Springer  
Date Published: 2000-01-01
Start Page: 86
End Page: 90
Language: English
PUBMED: 10879897
PROVIDER: scopus
DOI: 10.1080/08858190009528663
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Notes: Export Date: 18 November 2015 -- Source: Scopus
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  1. Paul Russo
    446 Russo
  2. Jamie S Ostroff
    208 Ostroff
  3. Laura Cramer
    17 Cramer
  4. Jennifer L Hay
    161 Hay
  5. Ann G Zauber
    218 Zauber