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Intervention structure

Centre for Tobacco-Dependent, 3rd Medical Department, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, and the General Unversity Hospital in Prague

Structure of interventionIntervention in our center begins during the patient’s second visit (after screening), and the process takes about two hours. The intervention is performed individually or in small groups of up to 4-5 people. Each patient’s level of nicotine dependence is assessed using a series of measures, including the Fagerström test for cigarette dependence (FTCD), CO in expired air, the number of cigarettes in the past 12 hours, Beck Depression Scale (BDI), and the Minnesota Withdrawal Scale. For more information on these measures, please see the section titled “Information for the patient” (in Czech).
The intervention usually takes 1.5 to 2.5 hours. In this version outlined below the average time required is 120 minutes. The approximate number of minutes required to complete each step may vary depending on the reaction and needs of the patients.