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dc.contributor.authorDobbie, Fionaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorAngus, Kathrynen_UK
dc.contributor.authorLittlecott, Hannahen_UK
dc.contributor.authorAllum, Karenen_UK
dc.contributor.authorWells, Valerieen_UK
dc.contributor.authorAmos, Amandaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHaw, Sallyen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBauld, Lindaen_UK
dc.description.abstractBackground Despite a decline in child and adult smoking prevalence, young people who smoke (even occasionally) can rapidly become addicted to nicotine, with most adult smokers initiating smoking before they are 18. Schools have long been a popular setting to deliver youth smoking prevention interventions, but evidence of the effectiveness of school-based prevention programmes is mixed, and outcomes vary by the type of programme delivered. Existing systematic reviews that explore the factors contributing to the success or failure of school-based smoking prevention programmes often exclude qualitative studies, due to a focus on intervention effectiveness which qualitative research cannot answer. Instead, qualitative research is focussed on the experiences and perceptions of those involved in the programmes. This systematic review will address this gap by updating a 2009 review to examine qualitative studies. The aim is to generate deeper insight to help target resources which have the potential to save lives by preventing smoking initiation among children and young people.  Methods This systematic review will be searching the following databases: the Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, HMIC, ERIC, ASSIA, Web of Science and CINAHL. In order to identify additional references, we will consult the reference lists of a sample of systematic reviews and search relevant organizational websites in order to identify appropriate grey literature. The search strategy will include key words and database-specific subject headings relating to smoking, children and young people, health promotion and school. Authors will independently screen, assess data quality and extract data for synthesis. Study findings will be synthesised thematically using ‘best-fit framework syntheses'. This allows for an existing set of themes to be used as a starting point to map or code included studies. These themes are then adapted as coding takes place to accommodate new emerging themes.  Discussion This review will focus on qualitative studies that seek to examine the barriers and facilitators to the delivery of school-based smoking prevention programmes in order to inform the design of future theory-based interventions in schools to prevent children and young people from smoking.  Systematic review registration PROSPERO CRD42014015483en_UK
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen_UK
dc.relationDobbie F, Angus K, Littlecott H, Allum K, Wells V, Amos A, Haw S & Bauld L (2018) Facilitators and barriers to the delivery of school-based smoking prevention interventions for children and young people: a protocol for a systematic review of qualitative studies. Systematic Reviews, 7 (1), Art. No.: 56.
dc.rights© The Author(s). 2018 This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver ( applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.en_UK
dc.subjectYoung peopleen_UK
dc.subjectSmoking preventionen_UK
dc.subjectHealth promotionen_UK
dc.subjectQualitative researchen_UK
dc.titleFacilitators and barriers to the delivery of school-based smoking prevention interventions for children and young people: a protocol for a systematic review of qualitative studiesen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleSystematic Reviewsen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute for Social Marketingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute for Social Marketingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCardiff Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute for Social Marketingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Edinburghen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Sciences Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute for Social Marketingen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorDobbie, Fiona|0000-0002-8294-8203en_UK
local.rioxx.authorAngus, Kathryn|0000-0002-5351-4422en_UK
local.rioxx.authorLittlecott, Hannah|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorAllum, Karen|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorWells, Valerie|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorAmos, Amanda|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHaw, Sally|0000-0001-7844-0362en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBauld, Linda|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameDobbie et al SystRev18.pdfen_UK
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