Improving the quality, effectiveness and sustainability of smoking cessation services, delivered through community pharmacies

Project Details
Project ID: 2002-013
Type: Investigator Initiated
Status: Completed
Institution: University of South Australia
Chief Investigator: Professor Andrew Gilbert

Project Summary

This research will examine;

  • strategies which may be used in the Australian community pharmacy setting to improve the proactive engagement of smokers by pharmacy staff in smoking cessation activities,
  • the quitting success rate of those individuals
  • the costs benefits of offering such programs through community pharmacy.

This work will complement work in the S2/S3 area and will develop a systematic approach for pharmacists to proactively access risk factors such as smoking. This will help pharmacists to intervene with smokers who may be at greater risk due to other medical conditions.
A prospective unblinded randomised controlled trial will compare the effectiveness of a multi-faceted implementation intervention in a stratified sample of Community Pharmacies, using a range of qualitative and quantitative pre- and post- measures.