Stop-app: Using the Behaviour Change Wheel to develop an app to increase uptake and attendance at NHS Stop Smoking Services

Emmie Fulton, Katherine Brown, Kayleigh Kwah, S. Wild

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

115 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Smokers who attend NHS Stop Smoking Services (SSS) are four times more likely to stop smoking; however, uptake has been in decline. We report the development of an intervention designed to increase uptake of SSS, from a more motivated self-selected sample of smokers. In Phase 1 we collected data to explore the barriers and facilitators to people using SSS. In Phase 2, data from extant literature and Phase 1 were subject to behavioural analysis, as outlined by the Behaviour Change Wheel (BCW) framework. Relevant Behaviour Change Techniques (BCTs) were identified in order to address these, informing the content of the StopApp intervention. In Phase 3 we assessed the acceptability of the StopApp. Smokers and ex-smokers identified a number of barriers to attending SSS, including a lack of knowledge about what happens at SSS (Capability); the belief that SSS is not easy to access (Opportunity); that there would be ’scare tactics’ or ‘nagging’; and not knowing anyone who had been and successfully quit (Motivation). The ‘StopApp’ is in development and will link in with the commissioned SSS booking system. Examples of the content and functionality of the app are outlined. The next phase will involve a full trial to test effectiveness.
Original languageEnglish
Article number31
Number of pages15
JournalHealthcare
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2016

Keywords

  • behaviour change
  • COM-B
  • behaviour change wheel
  • stop smoking services
  • web-app
  • eReferral

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Stop-app: Using the Behaviour Change Wheel to develop an app to increase uptake and attendance at NHS Stop Smoking Services'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this