A Randomized Controlled Trial on Smoking Cessation and Adherence Intervention on Patients With Erectile Dysfunction
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The purpose of this proposed RCT is to test (a) the effectiveness of smoking cessation intervention (counseling and NRT) among patients with ED; and (b) the effectiveness of adherence intervention (ADIN) to increase adherence to NRT use in order to increase quit rate.
Condition or disease
Procedure: adherence interventionProcedure: intervention without adherence adviceProcedure: control
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Male ethnic Chinese aged 18 or above
Smokes at least 1 cigarette per day
Is not following other forms of smoking cessation interventions
Intends to quit smoking within the next 7 days of the first contact and would use NRT
Free from illness that contraindicate to the use of NRT
Has signed an informed consent form, or has given verbal consent (for those contacted by telephone)
Patients who are psychologically or physically unable to communicate
Children and teenagers (aged below 18)
Those on regular psychotropic medications and in the presence of any serious health problems that may make them unsuitable for using NRT, such as recent stroke, palpitation, or other life threatening conditions