Faith-based smoking cessation
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- Prevalence, safety and efficacy of deprescribing cardio-protective medications in older adults
- How people with long-term health conditions use digital health technologies
- Faith-based smoking cessation
- Improving smoking cessation training for undergraduates in UK medical schools
- Developing and testing peer-led interventions to promote switching from smoking to vaping
- Interventions to encourage healthier food purchasing
- Organisation and delivery of primary care
- Feasibility of “fitness age” as a motivator for positive physical activity behaviour and improved health outcomes in UK primary care
- Progressing the role and evidence-base for ‘Exercise as Medicine’ in UK primary care settings
- Benefits and harms of statins in the UK population: doses versus effects
- Workload in primary care and quality of care
- The epidemiology of UTI and antibiotic resistant uropathogens
- Evaluating temporal patterns in diagnostic meta-analysis
- Insomnia in menopause
- Prediction modelling in big data: exploring methodological challenges and optimising approaches
- A framework for developing and implementing early phase economic modelling for diagnostic interventions
- Errors in recording of diagnosis dates in electronic healthcare records
- Diabetes research utilising the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC) network and Real World Evidence (RWE) database
- Supporting the implementation of self-monitoring of blood pressure
- Scaling up the use of remote video consultations: supporting a socio-technical systems approach to implementation and evaluation
- Using Behavioural Insights to Improve Effectiveness of Digital Weight Loss Interventions
- Preventive care and children’s emergency admissions in the UK
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In the month of Ramadan, Muslims abstain from eating, drinking and tobacco use during daylight hours. Observing a period of temporary tobacco abstinence each day could mean that tobacco users naturally reduce their consumption, making this a potential opportunity to intervene and enhance the likelihood of complete cessation.
The aim of this DPhil will be to explore faith-based interventions for tobacco use cessation and potential ways to harness short-term naturalistic behaviour change to maximise the chances of enduring change.
It will include a systematic review of faith-based tobacco cessation interventions; an observational study investigating changes in tobacco-use among Muslim smokers during Ramadan and their associations with nicotine dependence and quitting; and a qualitative exploration of smokers’ perceptions of smoking and quitting during and following Ramadan. This work will inform the design and implementation of faith-based tobacco cessation methods.
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