Research papers: Lifestyle: SmokingIntention to adopt a smoking cessation expert system within a self-selected sample of Dutch general practitionersHoving, Ciska; Mudde, Aart N.; de Vries, Hein Author Information University of Maastricht, Department of Health Promotion and Health Education, Maastricht, The Netherlands Correspondence to Ciska Hoving, P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands Tel: +31 (0)43 3881235; fax: +31 (0)43 3671032; e-mail: [email protected] Received 10 January 2005 Accepted 10 June 2005 European Journal of Cancer Prevention 15(1):p 82-86, February 2006. | DOI: 10.1097/01.cej.0000186633.81753.8b Buy Metrics Abstract To investigate intention to adopt a new smoking cessation expert system as well as outline perceived barriers by general practitioners (GPs) to adopt this expert system, a written questionnaire was sent to 771 registered GPs. Respondents, representing 34.8% of the registered GPs, were classified as adopters (34.2%), doubters (36.2%) or non-adopters (29.2%). Adopters and doubters were less negative about the time investment for the GP when adopting the expert system than non-adopters. Adopters expected a more positive reaction from their patients than non-adopters. Smoking cessation was mostly considered to be a task for the practice assistant. The authors discuss the relevance of barriers mentioned not to implement the expert system and give recommendations for further steps into implementing primary prevention activities in Dutch general practice. © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.