Grant ID RP220203
Awarded On February 16, 2022
Title Brief Computer MI to Motivate Sustained Tobacco Cessation Following Psychiatric Hospital Discharge
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Individual Investigator Research Awards for Prevention and Early Detection
Institution/Organization The University of Texas at Austin
Principal Investigator/Program Director Richard Brown
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $1,631,524
Lay Summary

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. People with psychiatric disorders consume almost half (44.3%) of all cigarettes smoked in the U.S. and have life spans more than 20 years shorter than the general population. Effective quit smoking treatments for people with psychiatric disorders are sorely needed. When patients are hospitalized for a psychiatric disorder, they are not allowed to smoke. This enforced period of no smoking creates what professionals call "a teachable moment". It provides an excellent opportunity to discuss the prospect of staying quit once the individual leaves the hospital.

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