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Table 4 Counselling practices of health service providers in tobacco cessation

From: Missed opportunities for brief intervention in tobacco control in primary care: patients’ perspectives from primary health care settings in India

Counselling practices n (% of counselled patients) (N = 136)
If you were offered counselling, how long did it last?  
<30 seconds 20 (14.7%)
30 seconds to 1 minute 43 (31.6%)
1 to 5 minutes 60 (44.1%)
>5 minutes 12 (8.8%)
Did the HSP inform about harmful effects of tobacco?  
Yes 113 (83.1%)
No 24 (16.9%)
Did the HSP inform about benefits of quitting?  
Yes 109 (80.2%)
No 1460 (17.5%)
Did the HSP ask about your intention/ interest to quit?  
Yes 74 (54.4%)
No 62 (45.6%)
Did the HSP asked for your willingness to quit?  
Yes 74 (54.8%)
No 61 (45.2%)
Did the HSP suggest ways to quit tobacco use?  
Yes 67 (49.6%)
No 68 (50%)
Did the HSP inform you about different medicines for quitting?  
Yes 16 (11.8)
No 120 (88.2)
Did the HSP informed you about the further follow up at higher centres?  
Yes 13 (9.6%)
No 123 (90.4%)
Did the HSP tell you when to return for follow-up counselling?  
Yes 22 (16.3%)
No 113 (83.7%)
Did the HSP explain your present health condition as a result of your tobacco use?  
Yes 72 (53.3%)
No 63 (46.6%)