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Study Protocol: Developing a Culturally Appropriate Tobacco Control Project for the Vietnamese Community in South West Sydney, Australia

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Khoi Dang Do, Raquiba Jahan Khan*, Sheree Whittaker, Karen Wardle, Natasha Poder

Health Promotion Service—South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD), NSW Health, Liverpool, NSW, Australia.

*Corresponding author: Raquiba Jahan Khan


Introduction: The Vietnamese community in New South Wales (NSW) has been identified as a priority group for tailored anti-tobacco campaigns. Aim: Increasing quit attempts and reducing smoking-related harm in the Vietnamese community. Methods: Pre and post (n=778) surveys will be used for evaluation. Randomly-selected telephone numbers of people with common Vietnamese surnames (aged ≥ 18 years, residing in Fairfield) will be interviewed by telephone, using a questionnaire. The primary outcome of this study is the rate of quit attempts. An Epi Info database will be developed for data entry and the data will be analysed using SPSS Version-24. Three focus groups will be held with smokers, partners of smokers and ex-smokers recruited through baseline survey. These will explore barriers and enablers of using smoking cessation services; participants’ awareness, knowledge, opinions of NSW Quitline, and the factors motivate or prevent participants accessing NSW Quitline. The data will be analysed thematically. Conclusion: The study has potential to contribute to the understanding of current tobacco use and engagement in quit support services in Vietnamese community. The study will provide insight in the processes used when developing tailored projects to address quit attempts in populations with high smoking rates.


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Study Protocol: Developing a Culturally Appropriate Tobacco Control Project for the Vietnamese Community in South West Sydney, Australia

How to cite this paper: Khoi Dang Do, Raquiba Jahan Khan, Sheree Whittaker, Karen Wardle, Natasha Poder. (2021) Study Protocol: Developing a Culturally Appropriate Tobacco Control Project for the Vietnamese Community in South West Sydney, Australia. Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science5(2), 225-230.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2021.07.006

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