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Behavioral Interventions for Smoking Cessation in Adolescents: Korea Preventive Services Task Force Guidance
J Korean Soc Res Nicotine Tob 2021; 12(1): 1-7
Published online June 15, 2021
© 2021 The Korean Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.

Younglee Choi1†, Cheol Min Lee2†, Jae Moon Yun3, Eon Sook Lee4, Seung-Won Oh2, Naae Lee5, Belong Cho3*, Korea Preventive Services Task Force

1Biomedical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, 2Department of Family Medicine, Healthcare System Gangnam Center, Seoul National University Hospital, 3Department of Family Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, 4Department of Family Medicine, Ilsan-Paik Hospital, Inje University, Goyang, 5Department of Public Health Science, Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: 議곕퉬猷
꽌슱븰援먮퀝썝 媛젙쓽븰怨
怨듬룞 젣1 옄.
吏덈퀝삁諛⑹꽌鍮꾩뒪쐞썝쉶 紐낅떒: 씠醫낃뎄(꽌슱븰援 쓽怨쇰븰, 쐞썝옣) 源쁽李(뿰꽭븰援 쓽怨쇰븰), 諛뺣퀝二(꽌슱븰援 쓽怨쇰븰), 議곗쥌씗(꽌슱듅蹂꾩떆 遺곷蹂묒썝 蹂닿굔쓽猷뚮났吏넻빀꽱꽣), 議곗젙吏(븳由쇰븰援 쓽怨쇰븰), 議곗꽦씪(꽌슱븰援 蹂닿굔븰썝), 源닔쁺(븳由쇰븰援 쓽怨쇰븰), 씠꽍援(異⑸궓븰援 쓽怨쇰븰), 源쁺옱(援먮낫깮紐낅냽쓽썝), 엫쁽슦(媛넧由븰援 쓽怨쇰븰), 議곕퉬猷(꽌슱븰援 쓽怨쇰븰), 떊듅닔(븘二쇰븰援 쓽怨쇰븰), 源嫄댁뿽(寃쎈턿븰援 쓽怨쇰븰), 씠泥좎<(꽌슱븰援 뼵濡좎젙蹂댄븰怨)
Received February 1, 2021; Revised April 13, 2021; Accepted May 13, 2021.
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Background: Korea Preventive Services Task Force (KPSTF) Guidance on behavioral interventions for smoking cessation among adolescents.
Methods: To develop the KPSTF guidance, the Evidence-based Practice Center of the KPSTF conducted an evidence evaluation via a rapid systematic review on the behavioral interventions for smoking cessation in adolescents. Thereafter, the evidence level and recommendation grade were evaluated as per the KPSTF Manual for Public Health Guidance. We selected nine experts of smoking cessation and methodology achieved consensus of the recommendation grade by evaluating effect size, priority, resources, feasibility, health equity, and reliability of values and preferences using a modified Delphi Method.
Results: This guidance is applicable for adolescents aged <20 y who smoke.
Conclusion: The KPSTF recommends providing 쏛dolescent Smoking Cessation Program to smoking adolescents age <20 y; however, the intensity is weak (Recommendation grade: B, evidence level: moderate). The KPSTF confirmed the clinical effects of behavioral smoking cessation interventions in adolescents. However, the effect size was not large (Risk Ratio [95% Confidence Interval]: 1.30 [1.20-1.41], I2=26.46%); therefore, we decided to provide the recommendation on a weekly basis. This recommendation was developed as per data on foreign populations; therefore, when applied to the domestic health environment, the results may vary. In the future, randomized comparative clinical studies should be performed to confirm the effectiveness of domestic youth smoking cessation programs.
Keywords : Adolescent; Behavioral therapy; Smoking cessation; Guidance
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