Dataset for ‘Views about integrated smoking cessation and IAPT treatment'

  • Gemma Taylor (Contributor)
  • Katherine Sawyer (Contributor)
  • David S Kessler (Contributor)
  • Marcus R Munafo (Contributor)
  • Paul Aveyard (Creator)
  • Alison Heawood (nee Shaw) (Contributor)



Data included in this dataset contains transcripts of in-depth interviews with psychological wellbeing practitioners (PWPs), Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) patients, and stop smoking advisors recruited from IAPT and smoking cessation services in England. Interviews aimed to understand stakeholders’ views about integrating smoking cessation treatment into outpatient psychological services for common mental illness.,We conducted semi-structured interviews with IAPT psychological wellbeing practitioners (PWPs) and patients, and stop smoking service advisors. Sampling and recruitment: We recruited participants from IAPT services and smoking cessation services in England until we generated adequate information power. Participants were all aged >18-years. PWPs and smoking cessation advisors were recruited using a snowballing strategy at the local service level. We interviewed a range of males and females, including those were newly qualified (at least 1 year) or who were more experienced in their role (>2 years). IAPT patients were recruited by PWPs during IAPT appointments, using a purposive approach to ensure that participants had with a variety of common mental illness (all treatable in IAPT). IAPT PWPs were non- or ex-smokers. Smoking cessation advisors had provided smoking cessation treatment to people with mental disorders, and were employed in a National Centre for Smoking Cessation Training (NCSCT) trained stop smoking service. IAPT patients had a current form of depression and/or anxiety, were currently receiving IAPT treatment or had completed treatment within a year of the interview, and had smoked daily for at least a year. Data collection: Interviews were conducted between September 2017 and April 2018. Participants were interviewed in-person or by telephone. All interviews were audio recorded and lasted typically 60 minutes. Topic guides were used to assist questioning during semi-structured individual interviews with flexibility to reflect emergent findings. The interviewer (GT) used open-ended questioning to elicit participants’ own experiences and views and participants were asked to provide examples to avoid reliance on ‘hypothetical’ accounts. Data were transcribed by a third-party service. To ensure quality of data transcription a researcher did a 50% check of audio data against the transcripts. Participants were not paid for their contribution to the study, but were provided with sustenance during the interview, and travel costs were reimbursed.,All transcripts were anonymised and personal identifying information removed.,
Date made available11 Dec 2020
PublisherUniversity of Bath
Date of data production1 Sept 2017 - 30 Apr 2018

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