Computer-Facilitated 5A's for Smoking Cessation

Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF

Although the 5A’s for smoking cessation is an accepted standard of care, national data show that most primary care providers fail to adhere to the full intervention guidelines.  This NIDA-funded implementation science R01 tests the use of a hybrid delivery model for the 5A’s in primary care that could improve intervention fidelity, save clinician time, and still utilize the social influence of the provider.  This model is being tested in a randomized-controlled trial at 3 UCSF primary care clinics.  Primary outcomes include 5A’s fidelity and factors that influence the adoption of technology in medical settings.