Implementing Tobacco Use Treatment Guidelines in Community Health Centers in Vietnam
Funded by: National Cancer Institute
Project dates: September 2013 - August 2019
Principal Investigator: Shelley, Donna
Principal Investigator: Nguyen NT

Vietnam has a smoking prevalence that is the second highest among South East Asian countries.  According to the World Health Organization, most reductions in mortality from tobacco use in the near future will be achieved through helping current users quit. Tobacco use treatment, as defined by the U.S. Preventive Health Service Guideline on Treating Tobacco use and Dependence, is evidence-based and highly cost-effective. Yet, in the U.S. and globally, adoption of recommended care is suboptimal. The objective of this project is to compare the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of two practical and highly replicable strategies for implementing evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of tobacco use in public health clinics in Vietnam. The long-term goal of this research is to provide critical new knowledge to facilitate the widespread implementation, dissemination and sustained utilization of evidence-based tobacco use treatment strategies globally and in the U.S.

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Shelley D, Cleland CM, Nguyen T, VanDevanter N, Siman N, Minh HV, Nguyen N (2022).
Effectiveness of a multicomponent strategy for implementing guidelines for treating tobacco use in Vietnam Commune Health Centers
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Vu QM, Hoang HV, Nguyen TM, Huong TA, Nguyen MV, Nguygen TT, Shelley D (2021).
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Nguyen N, Nguyen T, Truong V, Dang K, Siman N, Shelley D (2020).
Impact of a tobacco cessation intervention on adherence to tobacco use treatment guidelines among village health workers in Vietnam
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Jiang N, Siman N, Cleland CM, VanDevanter N, Nguyen T, Nguyen N, Shelley D (2019).
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Nguyen N, Nguyen T, Chapman J, Nguyen L, Kumar P, VanDevanter N, Shelley D (2018).
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VanDevanter N, Kumar P, Nguyen N, Nguyen L, Nguyen T, Stillman F, Weiner B, Shelley D (2017).
Application of the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research to assess factors that may influence implementation of tobacco use treatment guidelines in the Viet Nam public health care delivery system
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Shelley D, Kumar P, Lee L, Nguyen LT, Nguyen TT, VanDevanter N, Cleland CM, Nguyen NT (2017).
Health care providers’ adherence to tobacco treatment for waterpipe, cigarette and dual users in Vietnam
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Shelley D, Nguyen L, Pham H, VanDevanter N, Nguyen N (2014).
Barriers and facilitators to expanding the role of community health workers to include smoking cessation services in Vietnam: A qualitative analysis
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