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Table 2 Number and Percentage of Apps Adhering to Smoking Cessation Guidelines

From: Adherence of popular smoking cessation mobile applications to evidence-based guidelines

Smoking Cessation Guidelines Platform Chi-Square
iOS (n = 15) Android (n = 125) Both (n = 140) P-Value
Five A Framework ASK 12 (80.0%) 106 (84.8%) 118 (84.3%) 0.706
ADVISE 9 (60.0%) 60 (48.0%) 69 (49.3%) 0.380
ASSESS 3 (20.0%) 12 (9.6%) 15 (10.7%) 0.204
ASSIST 6 (40.0%) 40 (32.0%) 46 (32.9%) 0.533
ARRANGE 5 (33.3%) 9 (7.2%) 14 (10.0%) 0.001*
Guidelines for Smoking Cessation Self-Help Materials (NICE) Harm reduction 4 (26.7%) 17 (13.6%) 21 (15.0%) 0.232
Benefits of quitting 11 (73.3%) 82 (65.6%) 93 (66.4%) 0.773
Planning a schedule 7 (46.7%) 31 (24.8%) 38 (27.1%) 0.072
Strategies to cut down 9 (60.0%) 16 (12.8%) 25 (17.9%) < 0.001*
Benefits of NRT 5 (33.3%) 16 (12.8%) 21 (15.0%) 0.035*
Types of NRT products 3 (20.0%) 7 (5.6%) 10 (7.1%) 0.076
How to use NRT products 0 (0.0%) 3 (2.4%) 3 (2.1%) 0.999
Where to get NRT products 0 (0.0%) 3 (2.4%) 3 (2.1%) 0.999
Where to get further support 1 (6.7%) 10 (8.1%) 11 (7.9%) 0.999
  1. *P-value < 0.05
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