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Table 10 Reduction and cessation outcomes for behavioural support compared to self-help

From: A mixed methods feasibility study of nicotine-assisted smoking reduction programmes delivered by community pharmacists – The RedPharm study

Outcome Behavioural support (n = 36) Self - help (n = 32)  
    RR (95% CI) RD (95% CI)
Any sustained reduction (n) 4 2 1.78 (0.41, 7.97) 0.05 (−0.11, 0.2)
>50% sustained reduction (n) 3 1 2.67 (0.4, 18.19) 0.05 (−0.09, 0.19)
Floating 4 week cessation (n) 2 4 0.44 (0.10, 1.95) −0.07 (−0.24, 0.08)
Floating 6 months cessation (n) 0 0 N/A N/A
    Mean difference (SD) P
Mean (SD) change in cpd baseline – 12 months (baseline carried forward) −1.58 (7.2) −3.36 (6.14) 1.48 (1.64) 0.37
Mean (SD) change in cpd baseline – 12 months (last observation carried forward) −7.31 (8.98) −7.34 (9.21) 0.04 (2.21) 0.98
Median (range) change in cpd baseline – 12 months (baseline carried forward) 0 (−30, 20) 0 (−21, 0)   
Median (range) change in cpd baseline – 12 months (last observation carried forward) −5.5 (−30, 20) −7 (−35, 18)