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Table 3 Percentage of facilities in which Many-Almost All clients received services

From: The index of tobacco treatment quality: development of a tool to assess evidence-based treatment in a national sample of drug treatment facilities

Item stem: “How many of your clients…” % (N)
were asked at intake if they smoke cigarettes?1* (N = 404) 87.7 (336)
were asked at intake if they use tobacco products other than cigarettes? (N = 383) 70.6 (286)
Item stem: “How many of your clients who smoke…” % (N)
were assessed for nicotine dependence or withdrawal using the DSM IV (4), Fagerstrom Test, or some other assessment? (N = 403) 33.3 (135)
were assessed for their readiness to stop using tobacco?2 (N = 383) 38.1 (146)
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were advised that they should stop using tobacco?3 (N = 383) 48.6 (186)
received individual or group counseling to help them stop using tobacco?4 (N = 383) 23.3 (89)
received counseling or brief intervention to help them become more motivated to quit?5 (N = 383) 24.3 (93)
had goals for tobacco listed in their treatment plans? (N = 403) 18.5 (75)
were referred to self-help groups, such as nicotine anonymous? (N = 401) 10.7 (43)
were referred to a tobacco quitline for telephone counseling? (N = 403) 17.8 (72)
were referred to Internet or online resources for help with quitting? (N = 402) 8.9 (36)
were provided with written self-help materials about tobacco use and quitting? (N = 402) 28.7 (116)
were referred, by staff in this facility, to an off-site provider—like a doctor or social services—to obtain quit smoking medications? (N = 402) 6.9 (28)
were recommended to use quit smoking medications by staff in this facility?6 (N = 383)** 18.3 (70)
were prescribed quit smoking medications by staff in this facility? (N = 402) 3.2 (13)
were provided with quit smoking medications by staff in this facility? (N = 401) 3.2 (13)
  1. *Numbered items, in bold, are items that are included in the ITTQ.
  2. **The 7th ITTQ item, an assessment of the intensity of tobacco treatment provided, used different response categories and is described in the text.