Predicting smoking stage of change among emergency department patients and visitors
Emergency Service, Hospital
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Visitors to Patients
Because many disenfranchised Americans use the ED as a regular source of health care, increased attention to smoking in the ED setting holds tremendous public health potential. This study's results reinforce the validity of the stage-of-change model within the ED setting. Developers of ED-initiated interventions will have to consider the heterogeneity in stage of change when designing their treatments.