Wellness/Ongoing Projects

Title: RCT for Smoking Cessation in 10 Medical Schools
Dates: 7/6/2009 - 5/31/2014
Funder: National Cancer Institute
Funding: $562,438
PI: Judith K. Ockene, Ph.D., M.Ed., M.A.

Abstract: The RCT to Improve Smoking Cessation Skills Among Medical Students will compare two curriculum conditions: 1)traditional medical education (TE) and 2) web plus preceptor-facilitated education (TE+WEB+PRE) in 10 participating medical schools. The preliminary outcome is TT skill demonstration using the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). Secondary outcomes include student self-reported skill levels, awareness of the 5As, and intention to use TT skills. The hypothesis is that students in the TE+WEB+PRE condition will exhibit greater skill proficiency than those in the traditional medical education condition.

Personnel: Douglas Ziedonis, M.D., M.P.H.(Co-PI)








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