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dc.contributor.authorWells, Mary
dc.contributor.authorAitchison, Patricia
dc.contributor.authorHarris, Fiona
dc.contributor.authorOzakinci, Gozde
dc.contributor.authorRadley, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorBauld, Linda
dc.contributor.authorEntwistle, Vikki
dc.contributor.authorMunro, Alastair John
dc.contributor.authorHaw, Sally
dc.contributor.authorCulbard, Bill
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Brian
dc.identifier.citationWells , M , Aitchison , P , Harris , F , Ozakinci , G , Radley , A , Bauld , L , Entwistle , V , Munro , A J , Haw , S , Culbard , B & Williams , B 2017 , ' Barriers and facilitators to smoking cessation in a cancer context : a qualitative study of patient, family and professional views ' , BMC Cancer , vol. 17 , 348 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 249970775
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 34d3f3f5-7190-4a35-a7e6-822838fe64e8
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85019880725
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-5869-3274/work/33246527
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000401619700007
dc.descriptionThis study was funded by the Chief Scientist Office, Scotland CZH/4/807.en
dc.description.abstractBackground Continued smoking after cancer adversely affects quality of life and survival, but one fifth of cancer survivors still smoke. Despite its demands, cancer presents an opportunity for positive behaviour change. Smoking often occurs in social groups, therefore interventions which target families and individuals may be more successful. This qualitative study explored patients, family members and health professionals’ views and experiences of smoking and smoking cessation after cancer, in order to inform future interventions. Methods In-depth qualitative interviews (n=67) with 29 patients, 14 family members and 24 health professionals. Data were analysed using the ‘Framework’ method. Results Few patients and family members had used National Health Service (NHS) smoking cessation services and more than half still smoked. Most recalled little ‘smoking-related’ discussion with clinicians but were receptive to talking openly. Clinicians revealed several barriers to discussion. Participants’ continued smoking was explained by the stress of diagnosis; desire to maintain personal control; and lack of connection between smoking, cancer and health. Conclusions A range of barriers to smoking cessation exist for patients and family members. These are insufficiently assessed and considered by clinicians. Interventions must be more effectively integrated into routine practice.
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dc.subjectSmoking cessationen
dc.subjectHealth professionalsen
dc.subjectFamily membersen
dc.subjectQualitative researchen
dc.subjectRA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicineen
dc.subjectRC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)en
dc.subjectSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingen
dc.titleBarriers and facilitators to smoking cessation in a cancer context : a qualitative study of patient, family and professional viewsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. St Andrews Sustainability Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Medicineen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Health Psychologyen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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