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Study protocol of the German Study on Tobacco Use (DEBRA): a national household survey of smoking behaviour and cessation

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, May 2017
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Title
Study protocol of the German Study on Tobacco Use (DEBRA): a national household survey of smoking behaviour and cessation
Published in
BMC Public Health, May 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4328-2
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Sabrina Kastaun, Jamie Brown, Leonie S. Brose, Elena Ratschen, Tobias Raupach, Dennis Nowak, Constanze Cholmakow-Bodechtel, Lion Shahab, Robert West, Daniel Kotz

Abstract

The prevalence of tobacco smoking in Germany is high (~27%). Monitoring of national patterns of smoking behaviour and data on the "real-world" effectiveness of cessation methods are needed to inform policies and develop campaigns aimed at reducing tobacco-related harm. In England, the Smoking Toolkit Study (STS) has been tracking such indicators since 2006, resulting in the adaptation of tobacco control policies. However, findings cannot be directly transferred into the German health policy context. The German Study on Tobacco Use (DEBRA: "Deutsche Befragung zum Rauchverhalten") aims to provide such nationally representative data. In June 2016, the study started collecting data from computer-assisted, face-to-face household interviews in people aged 14 years and older. Over a period of 3 years, a total of ~36,000 respondents will complete the survey with a new sample of ~2000 respondents every 2 months (=18 waves). This sample will report data on demographics and the use of tobacco and electronic (e-)cigarettes. Per wave, about 500-600 people are expected to be current or recent ex-smokers (<12 months since quitting). This sample will answer detailed questions about smoking behaviour, quit attempts, exposure to health professionals' advice on quitting, and use of cessation aids. Six-month follow-up data will be collected by telephone. The DEBRA study will be an important source of data for tobacco control policies, health strategies, and future research. The methodology is closely aligned to the STS, which will allow comparisons with data from England, a country with one of the lowest smoking prevalence rates in Europe (18%). This study has been registered at the German Clinical Trials Register ( DRKS00011322 ) on 25th November 2016.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 91 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 18%
Researcher 7 8%
Professor 7 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Student > Bachelor 6 7%
Other 18 20%
Unknown 31 34%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 20%
Psychology 12 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 10%
Social Sciences 5 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 4%
Other 9 10%
Unknown 34 37%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 October 2019.
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