Research

Improving access to smoking cessation services for disadvantaged groups: a systematic review


Reference:

Murray, R. L., Bauld, L., Hackshaw, L. and McNeill, A., 2009. Improving access to smoking cessation services for disadvantaged groups: a systematic review. Journal of Public Health, 31 (2), pp. 258-277.

Related documents:

This repository does not currently have the full-text of this item.
You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided below. (Contact Author)

Official URL:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdp008

Abstract

Smoking is a main contributor to health inequalities. Identifying strategies to find and support smokers from disadvantaged groups is, therefore, of key importance. A systematic review was carried out of studies identifying and supporting smokers from disadvantaged groups for smoking cessation, and providing and improving their access to smoking-cessation services. A wide range of electronic databases were searched and unpublished reports were identified from the national research register and key experts. Over 7500 studies were screened and 48 were included. Some papers were of poor quality, most were observational studies and many did not report findings for disadvantaged smokers. Nevertheless, several methods of recruiting smokers, including proactively targeting patients on General Physician's registers, routine screening or other hospital appointments, were identified. Barriers to service use for disadvantaged groups were identified and providing cessation services in different settings appeared to improve access. We found preliminary evidence of the effectiveness of some interventions in increasing quitting behaviour in disadvantaged groups. There is limited evidence on effective strategies to increase access to cessation services for disadvantaged smokers. While many studies collected socioeconomic data, very few analysed its contribution to the results. However, some potentially promising interventions were identified which merit further research.

Details

Item Type Articles
CreatorsMurray, R. L., Bauld, L., Hackshaw, L. and McNeill, A.
DOI10.1093/pubmed/fdp008
Uncontrolled Keywordsinequalities, smoking cessation services, access, disadvantage
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences
Research CentresCentre for Analysis of Social Policy (CASP)
UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code14616

Export

Actions (login required)

View Item