Counselling and Psychosocial Approaches ► Research Gaps
The following research gaps are included in CAN-ADAPTT's guideline and have been approved by the Guideline Development Group (GDG).
· When should the topic of smoking be raised if a patient/client is dealing with multiple stressors? When is the optimal time to advise someone to quit and how does a professional recognize this "optimal time"?
· Social network research and how this can be used in practice
· Research on the social impact of smoking withdrawal (what has been successful in assisting people to maintain their social network?)
· Effectiveness/efficacy of interventions and referrals to programs
· Effectiveness of alternative treatments (i.e. hypnosis, laser therapy)
· The frequency and timing of health professional interventions when it comes to the effectiveness of brief provider interventions, by more than one type of health care provider.
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