School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Tobacco Use, Heart Diseases, Smoking Cessation Interventions, Behavioral, Pharmacological, Telephone, Individual Counseling Interventions
Griggs, Dolly Ruth, "Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation in Heart Disease Patients: An Integrative Review" (2021). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3269.
Tobacco smoking is associated with cardiovascular, respiratory, cancer-related illnesses, and deaths. Tobacco toxin clogs blood arteries, leading to increased risks of cardiovascular diseases or death. Smoking cessation programs have been implemented to aid patients with abstaining from tobacco usage, particularly those with heart-related diseases. The challenges experienced in implementing smoking cessation interventions include a lack of follow-ups, support, and education regarding the risks associated with smoking tobacco. The aim of this project was to examine the effectiveness of the smoking cessation intervention and programs implemented in patients diagnosed with heart diseases. An integrative study review was applied to assess interventions used in diverse settings to aid in tobacco cessation. The findings included that behavioral, pharmacological, telephone, and individual counseling smoking cessation interventions were applied to aid the patients diagnosed with heart diseases to quit smoking. The smoking cessation interventions implemented were effective among patients diagnosed with heart diseases, and short-term and long-term follow-ups were essential for evaluating patients' progress.