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RCT of a client-centred, caseworker-delivered smoking cessation intervention for a socially disadvantaged population

Bonevski, Billie, Paul, Christine, D’Este, Catherine, Sanson-Fisher, Robert, West, Robert, Girgis, Afaf, Siahpush, Mohammad and Carter, Robert 2011, RCT of a client-centred, caseworker-delivered smoking cessation intervention for a socially disadvantaged population, BMC Public Health, vol. 11, no. 70, pp. 1-8.

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Title RCT of a client-centred, caseworker-delivered smoking cessation intervention for a socially disadvantaged population
Author(s) Bonevski, Billie
Paul, Christine
D’Este, Catherine
Sanson-Fisher, Robert
West, Robert
Girgis, Afaf
Siahpush, Mohammad
Carter, Robert
Journal name BMC Public Health
Volume number 11
Issue number 70
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Publisher BioMed Central Ltd
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2011-01-31
ISSN 1471-2458
Summary Background: Disadvantaged groups are an important target for smoking cessation intervention. Smoking rates are markedly higher among severely socially disadvantaged groups such as indigenous people, the homeless, people with a mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction, and the unemployed than in the general population. This proposal aims to evaluate the efficacy of a client-centred, caseworker delivered cessation support intervention at increasing validated self reported smoking cessation rates in a socially disadvantaged population.
Methods/Design: A block randomised controlled trial will be conducted. The setting will be a non-government organisation, Community Care Centre located in New South Wales, Australia which provides emergency relief and counselling services to predominantly government income assistance recipients. Eligible clients identified as smokers during a baseline touch screen computer survey will be recruited and randomised by a trained research assistant located in the waiting area. Allocation to intervention or control groups will be determined by time periods with clients randomised in one-week blocks. Intervention group clients will receive an intensive client centred smoking cessation intervention offered by the caseworker over two face-to-face and two telephone contacts. There will be two primary outcome measures obtained at one, six, and 12 month follow-up: 1) 24-hour expired air CO validated self-reported smoking cessation and 2) 7-day self-reported smoking cessation. Continuous abstinence will also be measured at six and 12 months follow up.
Discussion: This study will generate new knowledge in an area where the current information regarding the most effective smoking cessation approaches with disadvantaged groups is limited.
Notes This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Language eng
Field of Research 111716 Preventive Medicine
Socio Economic Objective 920205 Health Education and Promotion
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, Bonevski et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
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