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NEW REFERENCE DOCUMENT – LEVELS OF EVIDENCE FOR QUITLINE PRACTICES

Wednesday, April 30, 2014  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Dear Colleagues,

During the past five years, NAQC and its members have been engaged in a research project with the University of Arizona and Mayo Clinic titled "Knowledge Implementation in Quitlines – Networks Improving Cessation” (KIQNIC). NAQC is pleased to announce the final reference document for the KIQNIC project: the 2014 update of "Evidence for Quitline Practices.”

This document lists 28 quitline practices (e.g., multiple call protocol, free or reduced NRT, text messaging, e-referrals, etc.) and scores each according to the amount and quality of evidence that it helps quitlines increase either their reach or quit rates. Specific articles and key talking points are cited for each practice, including the CDC’s recently released "Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs,” the Guide to Community Preventive Services, and numerous Cochrane reviews and other studies.

Quitlines will be able to use this reference document to identify practices that may help improve their reach or quit rates, find rationale and references to help justify implementing new practices, and make decisions about whether or not to discontinue certain practices. It is a "one stop shop” for up to date articles showing evidence for these 28 practices, and a useful tool for anyone needing quick references for grant proposals, evaluation reports, or annual progress summaries.

To view the document, as well as other information about the KIQNIC project, see the KIQNIC page on the NAQC website.

For more information or questions, please contact NAQC at naqc@naquitline.org.


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