Participants are needed for a study to inform the development of a smoking cessation intervention for people with spinal cord injury
SCI BC has partnered with Dr. Heather Gainforth, an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, to conduct a study to co-develop a smoking cessation intervention for people with spinal cord injury.
We are currently recruiting people with SCI who currently or used to smoke cigarettes to participate in a study. This study aims to develop a smoking cessation intervention for persons with SCI. If you choose to participate in this study, you would take part in a video-recorded, online World Café that would last 3 hours. A World Café is a creative and social method for engaging people in conversations that matter. Before the online event, you would complete a short 10-15 minute online survey. We will ask for your input and feedback on a smoking cessation intervention for people with SCI that SCI BC will deliver. Your input will be used to help ensure that the smoking cessation intervention is helpful and relevant to people with SCI.
Why should you participate in this study?
Participating in this research will allow you to share your input and feedback on a smoking cessation intervention for persons with SCI. Your participation will help to ensure that the smoking cessation intervention is helpful and relevant to people with SCI who are trying to stop smoking. Findings from this study will inform the development of a smoking cessation intervention for people with SCI that SCI BC will deliver. Additionally, by participating you will learn about smoking cessation and it may help with your own efforts to stop smoking.
You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:
- Are over the age of 18, and
- Can read, speak, and understand English, and
- Currently live in British Columbia, and
- Have access to the internet, and
- Have a spinal cord injury that occurred more than 1-year ago, and
- Currently smoke cigarettes or used to smoke cigarettes, and
- Have made at least one attempt to quit smoking
You may be ineligible to participate in this study if you:
- Cannot read, write, or orally communicate in English
- Have been previously told that you have a cognitive or memory impairment
- Have never tried to stop smoking
To participate in this study, you will complete one survey (approx. 15min) and participate in one virtual (i.e., Zoom) meeting (approx. 3 hours). The World Café will be separated into three 50-minute sessions with two 10-minute breaks between sessions.
For compensation, you will receive a $30.00 e-gift card to the retailer of your choice (e.g., Starbucks, Best Buy, Cineplex, Amazon, Superstore). Within three weeks of completing the survey and meeting, a member of the research team will email you your chosen gift card.
This study will take place:
For more information or to sign up to participate, please contact the study coordinator, Kelsey Wuerstl, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (250) 807-9352.