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Be our ally beat smoking (BOABS) study
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded this randomised control trial of smoking cessation strategies in two Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in the Kimberley (Derby and Ord Valley). Participants were randomly assigned to either a program following standard quit program strategies or a more intensive supported quit smoking intervention.
Locally trained Aboriginal research staff were responsible for carrying out the Be our ally beat smoking (BOABS) project. The preparation phase of this study included:
- training of clinical and data management staff on the standard quit program
- the development of a locally-tailored, intensive smoking cessation program
- intervention resource development
- recruitment of Aboriginal staff as researchers for the study
- training of Aboriginal research staff in conducting a randomised controlled trial and the provision of the intensive smoking cessation program.
Abstract adapted from Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council Inc.
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Marley JV, Atkinson D, Kitaura T, Nelson C, Gray D, Metcalf S, Maguire GP (2014)
The Be our ally beat smoking (BOABS) study, a randomised controlled trial of an intensive smoking cessation intervention in a remote Aboriginal Australian health care setting.
BMC Public Health; 14: 32
Retrieved 13 January 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-32
Marley JV, Atkinson D, Nelson C, Kitaura T, Gray D, Metcalf S, Murray R, Maguire GP (2012)
The protocol for the Be Our Ally Beat Smoking (BOABS) study, a randomised controlled trial of an intensive smoking cessation intervention in a remote Aboriginal Australian health care setting.
BMC Public Health; 12: 232
Retrieved 23 March 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-232
Marley JV, Kitaura T, Atkinson D, Metcalf S, Maguire GP, Gray D (2014)
Clinical trials in a remote Aboriginal setting: lessons from the BOABS smoking cessation study.
BMC Public Health; 14: 579
Retrieved 10 June 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-579