Development and evaluation of STAR - an expert digital platform supporting training and delivery of cessation interventions by healthcare professionals.
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University College London, UK
Health Promotion Foundation, Poland
National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training, UK
Submission date: 2017-05-08
Acceptance date: 2017-05-08
Publication date: 2017-05-25
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Aleksandra Herbeć   

University College London, UK, ul. Sobieskiego 110/7, PL-00-764 Warsaw, Poland
Tob. Prev. Cessation 2017;3(May Supplement):42
Access to smoking cessation treatment is limited in many countries. Digital tools could support healthcare professionals (HCPs) who have limited training and resources to deliver evidence-based cessation treatment to patients. This project aims to develop, evaluate and disseminate STAR (Smoking Treatment Advisory Resource) Programme – a novel internet-based platform acting as a support tool and expert system for data gathering, delivery of evidence-based treatment, networking, and training for HCPs, with initial focus on Poland.

Material and Methods:
The project is conducted as part of Global Bridges RFP: European Program (2017-2019). Phase 1 is devoted to development of STAR, including consultations with Polish HCPs and patients and adaptation of training resources created by the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training in the UK. Phase 2 will involve mixed-methods evaluation including quantitative assessments of changes in key indicators from baseline to immediate post-training and at 6-month follow-up, and analysis of STAR usage; as well as qualitative evaluation. Finally, during Phase 3 the STAR Programme will be refined based on results from Phase 2 and promoted among a wider community of HCPs and patients.

The presentation will outline the project methods and the STAR Programme.

It is expected that the project will result in the development of an acceptable and sustainable Programme that will increase the number of HCPs delivering evidence-based cessation support. STAR will offer possibilities for further development, and adaptation for other settings and countries.

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