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Self-management tools to aid smoking cessation with those with schizophrenia Overall by Catherine Gamble

Catherine GambleCatherine Gamble

Catherines presentation outlined a smoking cessation service and described how the integration of psycho educational family work sessions combined with smoking cessation clinical skills expertise can optimize adherence to stopping programmes.

1. Consider the impact of smoking on the physical health of those with schizophrenia

2. Review smoking cessation service provision outcomes

3. Describe interventions to support stop smoking self-management

People with schizophrenia are more likely to die earlier from smoking related diseases than the general population. A significant part of the explanation for these poor outcomes has been that co-morbid mental health problems can reduce a person’s ability to engage in healthy living styles. Evidence indicates that those with schizophrenia are just as able to stop smoking as those without the diagnosis, yet until recently little has been done to consistently support them to do so.

Method: A case study approach will outline commonly used smoking cessation strategies. It will examine pre and post smoking cessation outcomes. Report on people’s treatment experiences and highlight the role mental health nurses can play in promoting social naturalistic support using a family based psycho-educational work approaches and coproduction methodology.

Results: The development of this smoking cessation programme outlines how it is possible to enhance smoking cessation outcomes by incorporating family intervention and coproduction principles into routine smoking cessation programmes

Catherines concluded by saying that an innovative service for those with severe mental illness who wish to stop smoking has been developed. The intervention has been valuable in demonstrating how within existing resources, coproduction and family work techniques can be used to cultivate resilience and promote stop smoking self-management skills.

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10 November 2014


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