About The Study
The Quitlink study aims to understand what types of support works for those receiving support from mental health or drug and alcohol services to reduce or quit their smoking. Having mental health issues or drug and alcohol issues makes successfully quitting smoking more difficult for most people. We want to understand more about this and see which forms of help are most effective.
Study participants will be offered some support to help them reduce or quit their smoking. We hope that your involvement will help to improve your physical health and overall wellbeing.
What will I be asked to do if I participate?
Trial Coordinator Dr Kristen McCarter explains what we require from study participants. A written summary is provided below.
Involvement in this study will require your commitment to complete:
- An initial survey (by telephone or online) now. This survey looks at different aspects of your smoking as well as other related issues, and some questions about your mental health
- Three online and/or telephone surveys at:
- 2 months
- 5 months
- 8 months after the initial survey
Each survey will take about 30-45 minutes to complete.
In acknowledgement of your time and contribution, we will send you a $40 gift card for each completed survey.
- We will request permission to contact your nominated health professionals and/or support workers to let them know you are participating in the trial and to get updated contact information for you if we need to (as well as a personal contact).
- We will request your permission to collect information relevant to our study from your health records (Medicare and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data).
- Your personal data will be anonymised and kept completely secure. It will not be shared outside of the study.