Assessment and diagnosis of nicotine dependence in mental health settings

Alan L. Peterson, Ann S. Hryshko-Mullen, Miriam Yvette Cortez-Cooper

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Abstract

This study evaluated the frequency of documented assessment of smoking status and the diagnosis of nicotine dependence in a random sample of 153 mental health records and 152 medical records. The results indicated that tobacco use was routinely documented in the mental health records (88%) and medical records (87%). However, a diagnosis of nicotine dependence was given in only 2% of the mental health records (1/49) and 7% of the medical records (2/30) for those patients with documented regular tobacco use. These results suggest that clinicians do not routinely diagnose Nicotine Dependence even when diagnostic criteria are met.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)192-197
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal on Addictions
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Assessment and diagnosis of nicotine dependence in mental health settings. / Peterson, Alan L.; Hryshko-Mullen, Ann S.; Cortez-Cooper, Miriam Yvette.

In: American Journal on Addictions, Vol. 12, No. 3, 01.01.2003, p. 192-197.

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Peterson, Alan L. ; Hryshko-Mullen, Ann S. ; Cortez-Cooper, Miriam Yvette. / Assessment and diagnosis of nicotine dependence in mental health settings. In: American Journal on Addictions. 2003 ; Vol. 12, No. 3. pp. 192-197.
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