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8 Feb. 2021

Attitude and practice of health care providers towards improving adherence to smoking cessation medications

Why is the research being done?

Smoking cessation medications have proved effect in improving rate of quitting. However, almost half of individuals were nonadherent to smoking cessation medications and being adherent was found to improve success of smoking cessation by at least two folds. Although health care providers play an essential role in facilitating smoking cessation, there exists a substantial discrepancy between asking about smoking status and assisting smokers to quit. Moreover, studies have illustrated that treating physicians and nurses often failed to provide detailed smoking cessation support including medication specific issues such as adherence. The aim of this project is to evaluate the attitude, practice, health care provider related factors and need of service providers towards improving adherence to smoking cessation medications.

Who can participate in the research?

We are seeking any health care providers working in Australia (including for example – physicians, nurses, midwives, health workers, pharmacists, psychologists, etc.) that may play a role in smoking cessation in patients and who are aged 18 years or above.

What would you be asked to do?

You will be invited to complete a survey. It will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete the whole surveys.

What choice do you have?

Participation in this research is entirely your choice. Only those people who give their consent will be included in the project. Whether or not you decide to participate, your decision will not disadvantage you.

If you do decide to participate, you may withdraw from the project at any time before submission. However, due to the anonymity of the data, you cannot withdraw after submission.

How much time will it take?

It is a single session online survey and will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete the whole surveys.

Access the survey here.