"Vive sin tabaco", a mobile application for smoking cessation develovep by Osakidetza

Raquel Cobos, Antxon Apiñaniz, Arantza Sáez de Lafuente, Naiara Parraza, Felipe Aizpuru, Iraida Pérez
2019 International Journal of Integrated Care  
Cobos; "Vive sin tabaco", a mobile application for smoking cessation develovep by Osakidetza Highligts: Several studies have highlighted the great potential of this technology for producing changes in health-related behaviour. Taking into account the prevalence of smoking in the Basque country, the penetration of mobile telephony, and the success rates achieved in the RCT, we have estimated a cost per quitter at 12 months of 104 euros (direct costs of program), which is a much lower than the
more » ... t of the pharmacological treatment. Comments on sustainability: A higher percentage of patients will quite tobacco, thus costs caused by smoking related diseases will decrease. That program will save costs in the future. Comments on transferability: Several services of Osakidetza are working in having this application finished in a short period of time. Once this program is implemented in routine clinical practice, the effectiveness will be reassessed. Conclussion: We think that results will be as effective in clinical practice as in the clinical trial. Due to difficulty of quitting tobacco, and the incidence of smoking related diseases, it is necessary to explore different alternatives to obtain greater success in treatments. Leason learned: ICTs have become useful tools to help smokers quit tobacco. Similar strategies could be applied to other clinical conditions.
doi:10.5334/ijic.s3486 fatcat:6p6jo5hzjvginabfuqoatnas5a