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What are we doing now?

Co-producing an intervention for tobacco cessation and improve oral health among diabetic patients in Bangladesh.

Objective 1

To co-design the intervention with patients, dental health professionals and researchers: Developing Behavioural Support (BS) package for tobacco cessation to be used in a dental setting for diabetic patients at the Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation for Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM). The potentiality for incorporation of Pharmacotherapy for tobacco cessation and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) along with BS has also been considered.

Objective 2

To develop blue print of the intervention package: The ways to integrate and deliver tobacco cessation intervention in the routine dental health care has been discussed with the potential stakeholders.


Group discussion

1. We conducted consultation with diabetic patients and workshops with the dental health professionals in January 2020 in BIRDEM.

We hold one to one consultation sessions on the intervention components and delivery with 20 tobacco user dental patients at BIRDEM. We hold two workshops with the dental health professionals in BIRDEM to outline the culturally and contextually suitable tobacco cessation intervention components integrated with routinely practiced oral hygiene messages, and plan to deliver the intervention into routine practice.

2. We conducted online workshop with Public health researcher team of the University of York and dental health professionals from BIRDEM in June 2020.

We discussed on guideline / Roadmap for delivering the intervention in the proposed setting and outline the training that would be need.

The expected outcomes
A fully specified intervention package, including prototype of all the intervention materials, modes of deliver, ready for testing within a funded pilot study.

Output obtained so far:

  1. Bengali dubbed video from the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT) website on very brief advice for sensitizing the dentists for involving in the tobacco cessation study.
  2. Coproduced intervention materials (Flip chart).
  3. A short awareness building video to incorporate in the intervention.