Training medical residents for smoking cessation counselling in Armenia and the Czech Republic: a pilot project

Funding Agency: Geneva University who received the grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation


The following activities were carried out within the reporting period:

1) preparing a report on the follow up qualitative study to assess changes in medical residents beliefs, attitudes and practices after the smoking cessation training course;

2) a qualitative study of patients to explore their knowledge, attitude and behavior related to smoking and smoking cessation

3) preparing a report on the patients’ study;

4) development of the project website in English and Armenian for patients interested in quitting (;

5) preparing a manuscript for the publication in an international peer-reviewed journal;

6) preparing the final report for the funding agency.

The project PI presented the findings in a Medical Education conference and is currently working to publish a manuscript based on the evaluation of the training implemented among the medical residents.