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A PDA-Based Counseling Tool for Improving Medical Student Smoking Cessation Counseling

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Executive Summary

The authors' demonstrated improvement of SCC skills by third-year medical students using a workshop combined with a supplemental reference tool. However, a PDA-based tool did not increase key SCC behaviors compared with a paper-based reminder. For a PDA intervention to be effective in this setting the tool must be simplified and additional training provided. This study aimed to determine if a personal digital assistant (PDA)-based SCC tool can improve medical student SCC.

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