Effectiveness of non-pharmacological community-based nursing interventions for smoking cessation in adults: A systematic review

Terzi H., Yeter K., AKIN B.

Public Health Nursing, vol.40, no.1, pp.195-207, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/phn.13132
  • Journal Name: Public Health Nursing
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, AgeLine, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EBSCO Education Source, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.195-207
  • Keywords: adult, community, nurse, preventive care, public health nursing, smoking cessation, systematic review
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 Wiley Periodicals LLC.Objective: The purpose of this systematic review was to determine the effectiveness of non-pharmacological community-based nursing interventions for smoking cessation in adults. Method: Studies published between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2017 were comprehensively searched to 14 databases. Quality Assessment Tool for Quantitative Studies was used to examine the methodological quality of the included studies. The obtained studies were listed on a code table by title, summary, and author/s’ name. A narrative synthesis was used interpreting the data. This study was registered to PROSPERO (ID: CRD42018088007). Results: Strong-quality rated three randomized controlled studies were included. Nurses were found to perform intensive behavioral support, brief-advice and mTobacco cessation interventions. These were effective on changing knowledge, belief and attitudes. No sufficient evidence on the cessation rate and the non-relapse rate was found. Discussion: This review puts forward that non-pharmacological community-based smoking cessation interventions by nurses has an impact on changing knowledge, belief and attitudes in adult smokers. Findings can encourage public health nurses to use their counsellor role more actively. Improving the health literacy of the adult smokers via these findings can facilitate their intention to behavior change. Findings can be a useful resource for policy makers and governments in controlling the smoking epidemic.