A mixed-methods evaluation of the effectiveness of tailored smoking cessation training for healthcare practitioners who work with older people

Susan Kerr, Rosemary Whyte, Hazel Watson, Debbie Tolson, Angus McFadyen

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Abstract

Older people who smoke derive significant health benefits from stopping smoking in later life. Healthcare practitioners have an important role to play in raising the issue of smoking cessation with this client group; however, they often fail to do so. The aim of this research was to assess the effectiveness of smoking cessation training for healthcare practitioners who have regular contact with older adults. Mixed-methods were used to explore satisfaction with the training, the participants’ learning and any resultant changes in behaviour.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177–186
Number of pages10
JournalWorldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

Keywords

  • randomised controlled trial
  • nurses
  • mixed-methods
  • effectiveness
  • smoking
  • qualitative research
  • older people
  • allied health professionals
  • smoking cessation training
  • evaluation

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