Five As Technique


Five As Technique, Health Risk Behavior Counseling

  • Indications
  1. Counseling health behavior change
  • Technique
  • Five As
  1. Ask: How much Tobacco do you use?
  2. Advise: As your doctor, I strongly recommend that you quit Tobacco.
  3. Assess: Are your ready to quit Tobacco in the next 30 days? I can help you quit.
  4. Assist (or refer):
    1. Quitting Tobacco can be a real challenge
      1. Nicotine withdrawal
      2. Adjustment Disorder with Depressed Mood
      3. Weight gain
    2. We have medications such as Buproprion and Nicotine Replacement to help you.
  5. Arrange
    1. I would ask the clinic nurse to see how you are doing in 1-2 weeks.