Question: For people with severe mental health problems who smoke cigarettes, how effective are psychoeducational interventions compared with any other or no intervention for improving smoking cessation?


Plain language summary

We can't be sure how effective psychoeducation is for smoking cessation due to the limited research available on this topic. One study suggests psychoeducation does not significantly reduce or improve smoking cessation for people with Mental health problems, but further high quality research needs to be conducted in this area before any definite conclusions can be made.


Clinical and research implications

One SR found that, in general, evidence for the effectiveness of interventions for smoking cessation and reduction in people with schizophrenia are limited. Studies that specifically evaluate psychoeducational interventions are even more limited, suggesting that further research in this area may be needed. Therefore no definite clinical implications may be made based on the available evidence.


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