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Table 1 Timetable of interventions in the randomized controlled trial and additional non-randomized arm of the ESCAPE study

From: Evidence-based new service package vs. routine service package for smoking cessation to prevent high risk patients from cardiovascular diseases (CVD): study protocol for randomized controlled trial

   Intervention
Visit number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Month 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
New package service              
Assertive communication x x x x          
Nicotine replacement chewing gum to those indicating need ± ± ± ± ± ± ±       
Family member assistance x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Smokerlyzer as motivational tool   x x x          
Existing service              
Health care worker counseling patient at enrollment x             
Routine 5 A service including assessment of nicotine dependence questionnaires x             
Advice and encouragement on NCD clinic follow-up visits x       x       x
Refusing to give up smoking              
Recruitment x             
  1. ± shows the intervention to those who have indicated a need for nicotine replacement therapy.