Very Brief Advice training module
A short training module on how to deliver Very Brief Advice on Smoking.
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Very Brief Advice (VBA) on Smoking: the evidence
The NCSCT has developed a method for identifying effective behaviour change techniques (BCTs) for smoking cessation1. Using this method we analysed a transcript of the content of the NCSCT training module on Very Brief Advice (VBA) on Smoking2 for BCTs and compared these against a meta-analysis of brief opportunistic smoking cessation interventions3.
The behaviour change techniques contained within the NCSCT Very Brief Advice (VBA) on Smoking training module which are supported by meta-analysis (i.e. are evidence-based) are:
(1). Michie, S., Churchill, S. & West, R. (2011) Identifying Evidence-Based Competences Required to Deliver Behavioural Support for Smoking Cessation. Annals of Behavioural Medicine, 41:59-70
(2). See www.ncsct.co.uk/VBA
(3). Aveyard, P., Begh, R., Parsons, A. and West, R. (2012), Brief opportunistic smoking cessation interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare advice to quit and offer of assistance. Addiction. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03770.x
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