Bmj Usa: Letter


BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E246
  1. James O Prochaska, director and professor (
  1. University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.

    Following is an edited excerpt from one of the Rapid Responses generated by this article, which can be read in their entirety at—Editor

    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 …

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