Moffitt Cancer Center researchers seek bilingual smokers for new study testing smoking cessation materials

October 22, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. – Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center are actively recruiting Hispanic smokers that speak and read both English and Spanish for a study testing cessation education materials.

The Moffitt study will incorporate focus groups of smokers who speak both Spanish and English.

“This study will allow us to translate smoking cessation educational materials from English to Spanish and then to test their usefulness,” says Diana Diaz, the project leader and part of Moffitt’s Department Health Outcomes and Behavior.  “Once the focus groups are completed we will move on to modifying the materials and present them to a group of Spanish-only-speaking smokers.”

Researchers are currently recruiting for the bilingual focus group and to be considered for the study, participants must be 18-years-old or older, speak English and Spanish, been a smoker for at least and year and smoke at least five cigarettes a week.

Each focus group will take 90 minutes and participants will be compensated for their time.

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