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?
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
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
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