Knowledge, attitudes and current practice of health professionals regarding the use of e-cigarettes and other smoking cessation interventions by cancer survivors

Aim(s):

To explore health professionals’ knowledge, attitudes and current practices towards the promotion of e-cigarette use and other smoking cessation interventions with cancer patients, and to identify behaviours to increase the implementation of e-cigarettes and other smoking cessation interventions in cancer survivors.

Summary:

This online survey will investigate knowledge, attitudes, current practice and behaviours of cancer surgeons (n=100), oncologists (n=100), cancer nurse specialists (n=100), GPs (n=100) and practice nurses (n=100) regarding the place of e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation intervention in cancer patients. Participants will be recruited through Doctors.Net online research body Medeconnect, and further promoted in online nursing forums and nurse journals. A conceptual map of behaviours by health professionals around e-cigarettes and other smoking cessation interventions will be mapped using the behaviour change wheel model (COM-B) to identify the capability, opportunity and motivation behaviours of health professionals to engage in behaviours that will increase the implementation of e-cigarettes and other smoking cessation interventions in cancer survivors.

Principal Investigator: Oxford Brookes University

NMAHP Research Unit Collaborators: Professor Mary Wells

External Collaborators: Aveyard P - University of Oxford, Davies E - Oxford Brookes University, de Silva-Minor S - Oxford University NHS Hospitals 

Funder: Cancer Research UK