Faith-based smoking cessation
Applications for this studentship are open until 19 June 2020. If you have an idea for your own project, or would like to express your interest in applying for a DPhil in Primary Care, then please contact us.
- DPhil in Primary Health Care
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Potential graduate research projects 2020/2021
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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
- Investigating socioeconomic inequalities in smoking cessation
- Developing and testing peer-led interventions to promote switching from smoking to vaping
- Obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
- Interventions to encourage healthier food purchasing
- Organisation and delivery of primary care
- A realist evaluation of implementing better care practices and bundled technologies in Kenyan Hospitals
- 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
- Digital access: shaping the future of primary health care
- Workload in Primary Care and quality of care
- The epidemiology of UTI and antibiotic resistant uropathogens
- Evaluating temporal patterns in diagnostic meta-analysis
- Health economic aspects of childhood obesity
- 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
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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.