Preparing for Graphic Health Warnings – NAQC Modifies MDS “How Heard About” Item!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
In response to requests from NAQC members and national
partners, the NAQC Minimal Data Set (MDS) workgroup has convened and made
recommendations regarding one change to
the intake question assessing how tobacco users heard about the quitline to
include a national toll-free number on cigarette packages. The new response
option is intended to help assess the impact of graphic health warnings on
quitline call volume. Since the responses of callers are subject to individual
recall, it is worth noting that the data will not provide a complete and 100%
accurate measure of direct impact of graphic health warnings on quitline call
volume. The proposed modifications will allow for monitoring changes in
responses to the "how heard about” question currently on the MDS.
To view additional information about the MDS, see the MDS page on NAQC’s
view the recommended changes, click here.
view the full MDS intake questions, click here.