Susan M Zbikowski

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Utilization of services in a randomized trial testing phone- and web-based interventions for smoking cessation
    Susan M Zbikowski
    Free and Clear, Inc, Clinical and Behavioral Sciences, Seattle, WA, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:319-27. 2011
  2. pmc Phone and web-based tobacco cessation treatment: real-world utilization patterns and outcomes for 11,000 tobacco users
    Susan M Zbikowski
    Free and Clear, Inc, 999 Third Avenue, Suite 2100, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Med Internet Res 10:e41. 2008
  3. pmc Impact of symptoms experienced by varenicline users on tobacco treatment in a real world setting
    Abigail C Halperin
    University of Washington, Seattle, 1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 345, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 36:428-34. 2009
  4. pmc Adherence to varenicline in the COMPASS smoking cessation intervention trial
    Sheryl L Catz
    Group Health Research Institute, 1730 Minor Ave, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:361-8. 2011
  5. pmc Smoking outcome by psychiatric history after behavioral and varenicline treatment
    Jennifer B McClure
    Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 38:394-402. 2010
  6. pmc State quitlines and cessation patterns among adults with selected chronic diseases in 15 states, 2005-2008
    Terry Bush
    Alere Wellbeing, Inc, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E163. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Nicotine patches and uninsured quitline callers. A randomized trial of two versus eight weeks
    Timothy A McAfee
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:103-10. 2008
  8. pmc Mood, side-effects and smoking outcomes among persons with and without probable lifetime depression taking varenicline
    Jennifer B McClure
    Group Health Center for Health Studies, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:563-9. 2009
  9. pmc Reaching out, inviting back: using Interactive voice response (IVR) technology to recycle relapsed smokers back to Quitline treatment--a randomized controlled trial
    Beatriz H Carlini
    Alere Wellbeing, Seattle, 999 Third Avenue, Suite 2100, Seattle, WA 98104 1139, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:507. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Results from an outreach program for health systems change in tobacco cessation
    Gillian L Schauer
    Alere Wellbeing, Seattle, WA, USA
    Health Promot Pract 13:657-65. 2012

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. pmc Utilization of services in a randomized trial testing phone- and web-based interventions for smoking cessation
    Susan M Zbikowski
    Free and Clear, Inc, Clinical and Behavioral Sciences, Seattle, WA, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:319-27. 2011
    ..Understanding how utilization varies by mode, the impact of utilization on outcomes, and predictors of utilization across each mode could lead to improved treatments...
  2. pmc Phone and web-based tobacco cessation treatment: real-world utilization patterns and outcomes for 11,000 tobacco users
    Susan M Zbikowski
    Free and Clear, Inc, 999 Third Avenue, Suite 2100, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Med Internet Res 10:e41. 2008
    ..Many cessation treatments are commercially available, but few integrate the phone and Web for delivery and no published studies exist for integrated programs...
  3. pmc Impact of symptoms experienced by varenicline users on tobacco treatment in a real world setting
    Abigail C Halperin
    University of Washington, Seattle, 1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 345, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 36:428-34. 2009
    ..21%, p < .01). Counseling may improve tolerance of this medication and reduce the rate of discontinuation due to side effects...
  4. pmc Adherence to varenicline in the COMPASS smoking cessation intervention trial
    Sheryl L Catz
    Group Health Research Institute, 1730 Minor Ave, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:361-8. 2011
    ..It is important to understand the extent to which prescribed medications are actually taken by smokers, how this influences smoking cessation outcomes, and what factors may influence adherence...
  5. pmc Smoking outcome by psychiatric history after behavioral and varenicline treatment
    Jennifer B McClure
    Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 38:394-402. 2010
    ..Groups had similar 30-day abstinence rates at 6 months (31.5% PH+ vs. 35.4% PH-, p = .35). In sum, having a psychiatric diagnosis in this trial did not predict worse treatment outcome or worse treatment side effects...
  6. pmc State quitlines and cessation patterns among adults with selected chronic diseases in 15 states, 2005-2008
    Terry Bush
    Alere Wellbeing, Inc, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E163. 2012
    ..State tobacco cessation quitlines are available for free in every state. The objective of our study was to compare demographic characteristics, use of quitline services, and quit rates among a sample of quitline callers...
  7. doi request reprint Nicotine patches and uninsured quitline callers. A randomized trial of two versus eight weeks
    Timothy A McAfee
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:103-10. 2008
    ..Because of funding limitations some provide short courses of NRT. No randomized trial has evaluated the relative benefit of short versus standard treatment...
  8. pmc Mood, side-effects and smoking outcomes among persons with and without probable lifetime depression taking varenicline
    Jennifer B McClure
    Group Health Center for Health Studies, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:563-9. 2009
    ..Varenicline may be associated with greater mood disturbance and side-effects among smokers with psychiatric history, but empirical evidence is limited. Differential treatment effectiveness by psychiatric history may also exist...
  9. pmc Reaching out, inviting back: using Interactive voice response (IVR) technology to recycle relapsed smokers back to Quitline treatment--a randomized controlled trial
    Beatriz H Carlini
    Alere Wellbeing, Seattle, 999 Third Avenue, Suite 2100, Seattle, WA 98104 1139, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:507. 2012
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  10. doi request reprint Results from an outreach program for health systems change in tobacco cessation
    Gillian L Schauer
    Alere Wellbeing, Seattle, WA, USA
    Health Promot Pract 13:657-65. 2012
    ..The outreach program uses academic detailing and online tools to increase routine identification and treatment of tobacco users. This article summarizes outcomes from the first 2 years of the program...
  11. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and characteristics of smokers at 30 Pacific Northwest colleges and universities
    Beti Thompson
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:429-38. 2007
    ..Data indicate that college smokers wish and plan to quit before graduation, suggesting that efforts to assist smokers in quitting during the college years may be fruitful...
  12. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and nicotine dependence
    Susan M Zbikowski
    Center for Health Promotion, Inc, 12401 East Marginal Way South, Tukwila, WA 98168, USA
    Med Clin North Am 88:1453-65, x. 2004
    ..This article presents a brief overview of nicotine dependence with particular emphasis placed on understanding what nicotine dependence is, why it occurs, how it is measured, and how it can be managed through effective treatments...
  13. ncbi request reprint Physician tobacco advice to preteens in a smoking-prevention randomized trial: steering clear
    Tim McAfee
    Free and Clear, 12401 East Marginal Way South, Tukwila, Washington 98168, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 30:371-6. 2005
    ..To examine preadolescent and parental recall of tobacco prevention messages by health care providers...
  14. doi request reprint A review of smoking cessation interventions for smokers aged 50 and older
    Susan M Zbikowski
    Alere Wellbeing formerly Free and Clear, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Maturitas 71:131-41. 2012
    ..Studies suggest that older smokers are motivated to quit and succeed, but few of these have been randomized controlled trials. There is a need to systematically evaluate the research on effective interventions in older smokers...
  15. pmc Telephone-based tobacco-cessation treatment: re-enrollment among diverse groups
    Beatriz H Carlini
    Free and Clear, Inc, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:73-6. 2008
    ..This study aimed to determine the rates of quitline re-enrollment and to compare the responses of people of varying racial/ethnic identities to invitations utilizing different communication strategies...
  16. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation in a blue-collar population: results from an evidence-based pilot program
    Knut Ringen
    Stoneturn Consultants, Seattle, Washington 98166, USA
    Am J Ind Med 42:367-77. 2002
    ..The absence of evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of smoking cessation programs has kept Taft Hartley Funds from investing in smoking cessation benefits...