Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly
The Smoker's Profile (Why Test)
Purpose : The Smoker's Profile scores the intensity of seven reasons why people smoke cigarettes
It provides useful insight into the individual's smoking addiction, and direction for personalised intervention.
Admin time : 5-10 min
User Friendly : High
Administered by : GP or nurse
Content : Questions pertaining to reasons for smoking
Author : Adapted by CGA Toolkit Plus from : Quit Smoking Guide. American Academy of Family Physicians. Help Your Patients Quit Tobacco Now, Nov.2 2018. p.2 Getting ready to quit
Public domain. Free to use with appropriate acknowledgement.
The Smoker's Profile
Cigarette dependence is a chronic relapsing condition that for many users entails a struggle to achieve long term abstinence that extends over years or decades. Successful interventions need to tackle the interacting constellation of factors—personal, family, socioeconomic, and pharmacological—that sustain use and can act as major barriers to cessation.
Jarvis MJ. Why people smoke. BMJ. 2004 Jan 31;328(7434):277-9.
This Tool is used in the assessment of Smoking in Late life
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This is one of several topics presented in the Thorny Issues sector of this toolkit