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Effectiveness of an online training program in “Brief Intervention in Smoking Cessation” in reaching smoking cessation competence among health sciences undergraduates
Olga Romero 6,7,8
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Cristina Martínez 16,7,8,17,15,18
 
 
 
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University of Navarra, School of Nursing, Community, Maternity and Pediatric Nursing. Campus Universitario, Spain
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Navarra Institute for Health Research, Spain
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Department of Fundamental Care and Medical-Surgical Nursing Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
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Research Member, Department of Nursing Research Group, Spain
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Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, Spain
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E-oncologia Virtual Training Unit, Spain
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Institut Català d’Oncologia-ICO, Spain
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L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
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Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care King’s College London, London, United Kingdom
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Social Approaches to Health Research Center, School of Public Health Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
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Expertise Center BruCHI Department of Health Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Sciences and Arts Brussels, Belgium
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Department of Computer Science University of Lleida Lleida, Spain
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Health Sciences Research Unit: Nursing School of Coimbra Coimbra, Portugal
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School of Nursing, Community, Maternity and Pediatric Nursing IdiSNA, Navarra Institute University of Navarra, Spain
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Department of Public Health, Mental Health and Maternal-Child Nursing School of Nursing University of Barcelona, Spain
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WHO Collaborating Centre for Tobacco Control
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Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge-IDIBELL, Spain
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Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies University of California San Francisco, California, United States of America
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Miren Idoia Pardavila Belio   

University of Navarra, School of Nursing, Community, Maternity and Pediatric Nursing. Campus Universitario, 31008 Pamplona Spain
Publication date: 2023-04-25
 
Tob. Prev. Cessation 2023;9(Supplement):A57
 
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ABSTRACT
Introduction:
Lack of smoking cessation training during the academic years negatively impact s on the quality of care offered by health care professionals. For this, the development and delivery of training programs aimed at improving the smoking cessation knowledge, skills, and attitudes of health sciences students are necessary. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of an online training program in achieving brief intervention smoking cessation competence among health science students.

Material and Methods:
Pre-test/post-test study. A total of 851 students from seven Universities across four countries (Spain, United Kingdom, Belgium, and Portugal). completed the online training program called “Brief Intervention in Smoking Cessation”. This program consisted of five theoretical modules, five videos, and three virtual simulation cases, and was implemented between January 2020 and June 2022. Smoking cessation competency was achieved if the students obtained a scored greater than 5 (out of 10) on the knowledge test and on the overall simulation score. The knowledge acquisition was assessed by ad hoc elaborated multiple-choice test, and the attitudes and abilities by a simulation algorithm, both elaborated by experts on education and/or smoking cessation.

Results:
Overall, 86% of the participants reached smoking cessation competency. Students showed an increase of 3.5 points in their knowledge (mean pre-program 3.79 vs mean post-program 7.33). Furthermore, they obtained a mean score of 7.5 out of 10 for attitudes and skills.

Conclusions:
This innovative online training program was demonstrated effective at increasing smoking cessation competence among European health profession students.

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
No author has a conflict of interest.
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