RAPID RESPONSES FROM BMJ.COMBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjusa.03080002 (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E246
- James O Prochaska, director and professor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.
From BMJ USA 2003;August:430
What's wrong with Riemsma's review?
Editor—The conclusions of Riemsma et al are contradicted by Spencer et al's comprehensive review of 148 studies that applied the transtheoretical model (TTM) to smoking (Am J Health Promot 2002;17:7–71). In that review, of 22 studies evaluating stage-matched interventions, 16 were positive, 5 were negative, and 1 had mixed results. The authors concluded that the literature supports …