Provider Training in Increasing Patient Tobacco Cessation Counseling and Referrals for Patients With Cancer Undergoing Radiation Therapy

2017-05-02 11:08:21 | BioPortfolio


This pilot clinical trial studies how well provider training works in increasing patient tobacco cessation counseling and referrals for patients with cancer undergoing radiation therapy. Health care provider training in motivational interviewing techniques and utilizing tobacco cessation resources may help doctors understand how health care providers can effectively increase their confidence in talking to patients about tobacco cessation counseling.



I. To determine if training providers on tobacco cessation resources increases the frequency of counseling and referrals at initial and follow-up consultations for cancer patients who use tobacco and are scheduled to receive radiation at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU).


I. Increase provider frequency of tobacco use quantification and type. II. Increase frequency of provider assessment of tobacco cessation readiness in current users.

III. Increase frequency and types of tobacco cessation resources and medicines offered and utilized.

IV. Increase frequency and type of follow-up planned if referred to cessation resource.


MEDICAL CHART REVIEW: Medical charts from patients with diagnoses of head and neck cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, or breast cancer are reviewed at months 1-12 to determine the frequency of tobacco assessments and documentation of discussions with patients regarding tobacco use and utilization of cessation resources as before and after the proposed training.

PROVIDER TRAINING: Providers undergo training to use patient coaching such as the 5A's (Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, and Arrange), to conduct regular tobacco intake assessment using motivational interviewing techniques. Providers also undergo training to use public/community tobacco cessation resources for patients ready to quit within six weeks, and have access to pharmacy residents for ad-hoc prescribing questions.

PATIENT COACHING: Patients attend 4 phone or in-person motivational interviewing coaching sessions over 30-45 minutes for 6-8 weeks or longer as needed.

Study Design


Breast Carcinoma


Communication Skills Training, Medical Chart Review, Questionnaire Administration, Tobacco Cessation Counseling


OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
United States


Not yet recruiting


OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Results (where available)

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