To better understand the generalizability of experimental smoking studies, the authors compare volunteer and population-based recruitment in two randomized clinical trials of smoking cessation methods, one that used a volunteer sample and one that used a random, population-based sample.
Participants are compared with nonparticipants within each study, to the participants in the other study, and to the general population.
Smokers aged 18-65 years without contraindications to using nicotine polacrilex who were able to quit unassisted were eligible for the two studies.
In the first study (1984-1989), advertising recruited 3,758 eligible smokers (75% of all inquiries) who were willing to give a baseline telephone interview.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Sevrage toxique, Randomisation, Volontaire, Etude comparative, Méthodologie, Epidémiologie, Recrutement, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Poison withdrawal, Randomization, Volunteer, Comparative study, Methodology, Epidemiology, Recruitment, United States, North America, America
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Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 09/06/1995.