Graduation Year


Degree Type

Open Access Capstone

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Advisor

Angela Wood

Department Affiliation


Second Advisor

Molly J. Bradshaw

Department Affiliation




Identifying and treating tobacco use disorder through screening and evidence-based intervention is necessary to assist all tobacco users to quit and or to decrease typical tobacco-linked health risks. The findings from the literature review suggested that the implementation of the technology-enhanced 5As model (asking, advising, assessing, assisting and arranging for follow up) approach might serve as a reminder to clinicians to assess tobacco use, and improve patient outcomes in tobacco cessation care. The purpose of this DNP project was to improve the treatment of tobacco use disorder among adults in a primary care. The objective of this project was to develop and implement a tobacco cessation program protocol using the Computer Facilitated 5As (CF5As) model in the clinic within 12 weeks. The Readiness for Implementing Change (ORIC) tool was done to assess the organization's readiness for practice change. The Computer Facilitated 5As Model was implemented in primary care clinic after staff education and monitored for 12 weeks. The findings revealed that implementing the Computer Facilitated 5As model increased asking, advising, assessing, assisting, and arranging for follow-up by clinicians to achieve tobacco cessation treatment among adults.

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