SCIMITAR (closed to recruitment)
Smoking is an important health issue, not just in the general public, but also among people with severe mental illness and a large proportion of people who have experienced severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, smoke.
This study is looking to evaluate a ‘bespoke smoking cessation’ (BSC) service specifically tailored to individual patients with severe mental illness. Participants will either recieve care as normal or the BSC. Participants recruited to the study will be followed up for 12 months. After 6 and 12 months they will be requested to complete questionnaires on their smoking status, general and mental health and their satisfaction with specified aspects of the BSC. They will also have their smoking status verified by measuring the amount of carbon monoxide in their breath.
This study has now closed to recruitment. We are currently awaiting results. In the meantime if you would like to find out more please complete the following form: