Using the COM-B model to identify barriers and facilitators in smoking behaviour to support both Stop Smoking Practitioners and Service Users at Everyone Health, England
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Everyone Health Ltd, United Kingdom
Publication date: 2023-04-25
Tob. Prev. Cessation 2023;9(Supplement):A148
The COM-B model of behaviour is a simple and easy framework that can be translated effectively for many purposes, including in the delivery of public health interventions, such as stop smoking services.

Training and a tool to support the implementation of the COM-B model in intervention delivery was developed, to increase and improve application of the model and service user outcomes.

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Everyone Health include training on the COM-B model as part of their mandatory training for all practitioners across all services. In addition, a workshop to translate the theory into practice was developed, including a tool for practitioners to use to identify barriers and facilitators for service users when planning behaviour change and achievement of their goals.

Everyone Health’s Stop Smoking Practitioners feel better equipped to support service users to identify barriers and facilitators to achieve their behaviour change goals. Provisional evaluation shows that by providing Stop Smoking Practitioners with simple and effective tools to implement the COM-B model has increased their confidence and competence in using the model and has improved service user outcomes.

The COM-B model can be easily translated to stop smoking delivery and can improve outcomes for service users and Stop Smoking Practitioner confidence in delivery.

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