Informing/Motivating Patients to Change an Adverse Lifestyle Habit (Smoking Cessation)

Smoking-Cessation-Coding-Manual.docx  pec-coding-cig-2017.pdf  

Developers: Katelyn Grayson-Sneed, Robert C. Smith

Year of publication: 2018

Date last updated: 7 December 2022

Setting in which the tool was originally developed/validated: Modern simulation center with medical residents

Restriction to setting(s): None

Target group: All new learners of informing and motivating patients to adopt healthier lifestyle habits

Language(s): English

Translations(s): English

Specific constructs/behaviours:

It codes behaviorally defined skills needed for informing and motivating patients to change adverse lifestyle habits: Educating, Informing, and Motivating (3 items); Commitment and Goals (3 items); Negotiate Plan (7 items); Patient-Centered Skills (9 items); Emotional Skills (6 items).

Tool topics:

Intended application: Education, Research

Reference(s) to development/validation paper(s):

GRAYSON-SNEED K, SMITH RC, et al.: A Research Coding Method to Evaluate Clinicians’ Skills in Promoting Smoking Cessation, Patient Education and Counseling, 2017;101:541-545.

Tool/manual available: Yes. ( -- go to For Professionals and click on Interviewing; then see V. Research Coding Methods and VII. Tools)

Tool description by the author:

This evaluative tool can be used in education as well as research when you want to evaluate a learners’ success in informing and motivating a patient to change an adverse lifestyle habit. This tool has a strong evidence base.