Tobacco smoking is the most prevalent cause of preventable non communicable diseases, like cancer. Many Dutch smokers therefore attempt to quit smoking, but only 4-10% of these quit attempts are successful. Evidence-based smoking cessation support tools, such as pharmacotherapy, counseling and online interventions, have been shown to double the chance of successful quitting. However, Dutch smokers’ use of evidence-based cessation support tools is low, as many of them are unaware of the existence of or hold incorrect beliefs regarding evidence-based cessation support tools.
Furthermore, even after smokers become motivated to use evidence-based support tools, they will still need to select tools that best suit their individual preferences. Therefore, the aim of this PhD project is to develop a web-based decision aid that 1) motivates smokers to apply evidence-based cessation support tools when quitting and 2) helps smokers to choose smoking cessation support tools that are in line with their personal preferences.
This project is a collaboration between Maastricht University, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care (budgetholder) and the University of Amsterdam.
|Status:||Will start in Spring 2016|
|Funding:||Dutch Cancer society|