behaviour change

Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC) Conference

London, United Kingdom,

The UCL Centre for Behaviour Change is excited to announce the 6th annual digital health conference ‘Behaviour Change for Health: current and emerging science and technologies’ from the 06 -07 April 2020.

Decisions to Use E‐cigarettes or Behavioural Support to Quit Tobacco

Citation
Hartwell, G., Egan, M., and Petticrew, M. ( 2019) Understanding decisions to use e‐cigarettes or behavioural support to quit tobacco: a qualitative study of current and ex‐smokers and stop smoking service staff. Addiction, https://doi.org/10.1111/add.14844.
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Tobacco contains nicotine, which is highly addictive and can cause dependence. Although many people understand the negative health consequences of smoking for themselves and those around them, cutting down or stopping smoking can be highly challenging.

15th UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting

Bath, United Kingdom,

The UK Society for Behaviour Medicine invites all behavioural and public health researchers, clinical practitioners, epidemiologists, health and clinical psychologists, medical sociologists, health economists, nurses, pharmacists and all other colleagues interested in the field of behavioural medicine to participate in the two day meeting from 

Centre for Behaviour Change

London, United Kingdom,

Behaviour change is increasingly recognised as central to human well-being, social cohesion and environmental sustainability. Changing behaviour and how to maintain that change is complex and requires a systematic approach to intervention development, implementation and evaluation. 

Substance Use, Sleep and Intervention Design

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Background: Alcohol and other drug use is associated with poor sleep quality and quantity, but there is limited qualitative research exploring substance users’ experiences of sleep and few psychosocial sleep interventions for them.

Aim: To inform the development of psychosocial interventions to improve sleep amongst people reporting drug/alcohol problems.

Equipping Community Pharmacy Workers as Agents for Health Behaviour Change

Citation
Steed L, Sohanpal R, James W, et al Equipping community pharmacy workers as agents for health behaviour change: developing and testing a theory-based smoking cessation intervention BMJ Open 2017;7:e015637. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015637
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Objective: To develop a complex intervention for community pharmacy staff to promote uptake of smoking cessation services and to increase quit rates.

Design: Following the Medical Research Council framework, we used a mixed-methods approach to develop, pilot and then refine the intervention.