Aboriginal Peoples ► Overview of Evidence
The following recommendations, and supporting evidence, have been extracted from existing clinical practice guidelines to inform the development of the CAN-ADAPTT Summary Statements.
CAN-ADAPTT worked with the Guidelines Advisory Committee (GAC) to conduct a literature search (years: 2002-2009) to identify existing clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). Five existing clinical practice guidelines were identified as meeting the high quality criteria set out in the AGREE Instrument. The recommendations contained in these high-quality CPGs have been used as the evidence base for the CAN-ADAPTT guideline development process. Click here to view CAN-ADAPTT’s guideline development process flowchart.
Offer Ma¯ori who smoke cessation support that incorporates known effective components (such as medication). (Grade of Evidence = √).
Where available, offer culturally appropriate cessation services to Ma¯ ori. (Grade of Evidence = C)
Health care workers should be familiar with the cessation support services for Ma¯ ori that are available in their area (such as local Aukati Kai Paipa providers) and nationally (such as Quitline) so they can refer appropriately. (Grade of Evidence = √).
Health care workers providing cessation support to Ma¯ori should seek training in how to deliver smoking cessation treatment to Ma¯ ori. (Grade of Evidence = √).
1 Ministry of Health. (2007, August). New Zealand smoking cessation guidelines. Wellington: Ministry of Health.