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Table 1 Items of the "SmoCess-GP"- instrument and descriptive statistics (n = 127)

From: Validation of the "SmoCess-GP" instrument - a short patient questionnaire for assessing the smoking cessation activities of general practitioners: a cross-sectional study

Item Missing values yes no
   n % n %
1. My practitioner1 frequently asked me how many cigarettes I smoke per day. 1 89 70.6 37 29.4
2. My practitioner frequently cautioned me about the negative consequences of smoking. 0 78 61.4 49 38.6
3. My practitioner empathically demanded me to quit smoking. 0 66 52 61 48
4. My practitioner recommended a smoking cessation course. 1 18 14.3 108 85.7
5. My practitioner gave me behavioral advice about quitting. 2 17 13.6 108 86.4
6. My practitioner prescribed me/advised me to undergo a nicotine replacement therapy (e.g., transdermal patches, nicotine solution drops, nicotine gum). 0 22 17.3 105 82.7
  1. 1 The participants were asked to respond with regards to the practitioner they contact first if they have a health problem (e.g., their general practitioner).