|Titre :||Evaluation of a programme to increase referrals to stop-smoking services using Children's Centres and smoke-free families schemes (2012)|
|Auteurs :||A. McEWEN ; L. HACKSHAW ; L. JONES ; L. LAVERTY ; A. AMOS ; J. ROBINSON|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Addiction (Vol.107, Suppl.2, December 2012)|
|Article en page(s) :||8-17|
|Discipline :||TRA (Traitement et prise en charge / Treatment and care)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASETABAC ; ABSTINENCE ; EVALUATION ; PROGRAMME ; FAMILLE ; ACCES AUX SOINS
Aims: To assess the feasibility and effectiveness of a new service using referral liaison advisers to increase the number of referrals of parents/carers at selected Children's Centres to National Health Service (NHS) Stop Smoking Services (SSS) and/or smoke-free families schemes (SFS).
Design: This mixed-methods pilot study collected numerical data on indicators of smoking behaviours and carried out face-to-face and telephone interviews.
Settings: Thirteen Children's Centres in Liverpool and Nottingham using local providers of smoking cessation services, from September 2010 to April 2011.
Participants: Parents and carers registered with, and staff working for, Children's Centres.
Measures: Number of smokers referred to smoking cessation services and/or smoke-free family schemes and the views of service providers and users on the new service.
Findings: In Liverpool, 181 referrals to NHS SSS were made from 331 identified smokers (54.7%); extrapolated to 12 months, this represents a 182% increase in referrals from baseline and a similar extrapolation indicates a 643% increase from baseline of referrals to smoke-free families schemes. There were no reliable baseline data for Nottingham; 31 referrals were made (30.7% of smokers) to SSS and 44 referrals to SFS from 52 contacts (84.6%). The interviews highlighted the need for sustained personal contact with parents/carers to discuss smoking behaviours and concerns and their willingness to be referred to SFS as part of caring for their child.
Conclusions: Routine recording of smoking status and appropriate follow-up by trained staff in Children's Centres can lead to significant numbers of clients attending stop-smoking services, although relatively few stop smoking.
|Domaine :||Tabac / Tobacco|
|Refs biblio. :||43|
|Affiliation :||Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London, London, UK|