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NP Student Research Request - Electronic Cigarettes and Their Role in Smoking Cessation

Posted almost 3 years ago by Rebecca Thibodaux

Linked to numerous fatal diseases, tobacco smoking is now the leading preventable cause of death within the United States. Over 1 billion individuals currently smoke tobacco cigarettes, and we as nurse practitioners have found little success with smoking abstinence. Electronic cigarettes have become increasingly popular since their launch in 2004, and many healthcare providers are promoting their role in smoking cessation despite a lack of evidence-based practice. Therefore, the primary purpose of this research is to gather invaluable data on the current beliefs and attitudes of nurse practitioners in Louisiana regarding electronic cigarettes and their role in smoking cessation.

A six question, Likert style, survey was created by the researcher, Samantha Marceaux, in an effort to gather data for a scholarly project. Samantha is a family nurse practitioner student in the Masters of Science in Nursing program at McNeese State University, located in Lake Charles, LA. The faculty member associated with this scholarly project is Dr. Tari Dilks. Three multiple-choice demographic information questions are also included in the survey.

Prior to conducting this survey, the researcher was granted approval from McNeese State University's Institutional Review Board. By completing this survey, you are acknowledging informed consent for use of the data provided. All information will be anonymous. Your name will not be provided to the researcher or associated with any survey answers and only the researcher and her faculty member, for purpose of this study, will utilize the collected data. It is not anticipated that there are any risks associated with participating in this study.

Please click on the link below to complete the survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7NLZZBF

This survey will be available from March 9, 2015-March 23, 2015. Thank you for your time.

Contact Information:

Samantha Marceaux: msu-spoole@student.mcneese.edu

Dr. Tari Dilks: tdilks@mcneese.edu