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Table 3 Trial outcomes and costs

From: Economic evaluation of an exercise-counselling intervention to enhance smoking cessation outcomes: The Fit2Quit trial

Outcomes Intervention (n = 455) Usual care (n = 451) Difference
  Mean (se) Mean (se) Mean (95% CI)
Quit rates at 24-week follow-up
 Point prevalence 23.1% (2.0%) 21.7% (1.9%) 1.3% (−4.1 to 6.8%)
EQ-5D utility scores
 Baseline 0.792 (0.01) 0.800 (0.01) −0.008 (−0.035 to 0.019)
 24-week follow-up 0.800 (0.01) 0.803 (0.01) −0.002 (−0.029 to 0.025)
Leisure-time physical activity (MET mins/week)
 Change from baseline 526 (69) 307 (66) 219 (53 to 386)
Costs Quantity Unit cost 2012 NZ$ Source
Intervention, programme costs
 a) training for PSPs provided by investigators (trainer hours) 9 125 1,125 Trial
 b) PSP salary incl. 25% overhead 2 75,000 150,000 Trial
Intervention, cost per participant (n = 455)
 a) PSP training costs per Fit2Quit participant   2.47 Trial
 b) PSP salary    329.67 Trial
 c) GP visit for Green Prescription    65.00 Estimate
 d) pedometer 1 30.44 30.44 Trial
 e) Quitline 1 195.33 195.33 [32]
   Total 622.91  
Usual care, Quitline cost per participant (n = 451) Total 195.33 [32]
  1. NZ$1 = US$0.68 = €0.53
  2. MET Metabolic Equivalent of Task, PSP participant-support person