In 2014 the IPCRG commissioned research from the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training to start to quantify and explore the healthcare systems and primary care professional aspects of providing smoking cessation support to those people who attend primary care in a sample of European countries with different healthcare systems and resources. The first module of this research has been funded and completed:
Objective 1: To determine the extent and nature of tobacco treatment guidelines for primary care
Research question 1(a): What countries have national tobacco treatment guidelines?
Research question 1(b): What do these national tobacco treatment guidelines recommend for primary care?
Research question 1(c): Who was involved in the development of these national tobacco treatment guidelines?
Research question 1(d): How do these recommendations correlate with each other (consistency) and with the evidence of what is effective (validity)
Method: Access national treatment guidelines from Treatobacco.net and conduct content analysis for recommendations for primary care (RQ1(a) & RQ1(b)). Record who was involved in the development of the guidelines (RQ1(c)). Map recommendations for primary care against appropriate Cochrane Reviews and meta-analyses (RQ1(c)).
Sheals, K., Allistone, G. & McEwen A. (2014) The nature and extent of national tobacco treatment guidelines for primary care: Report for the International Primary Care Respiratory Group. London, National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training. Final report (5 December 2014).
Please contact the IPCRG if you wish to add information to this, and we can provide the coding framework and coding guide.
Our guideline mapping work with our members in 2013/14 had also generated a list of guidelines for different respiratory conditions and tobacco dependence. See here for the tobacco dependence list.