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Research Instrument of the Tobacco Monitoring

On what questions does the Tobacco Monitoring provide data? The following presents a selection of the most important questions...

Research instrument: Basic module

Here you find the catalogue of questions for the basic module of the Tobacco Monitoring Switzerland.

The research instrument of the Tobacco Monitoring Switzerland consists first of all of a basic module, with which the central variables in tobacco consumption are investigated four times a year. This questionnaire requires continuous adjustment to current political, legal, and social changes, so that reliable data can be produced. In addition, there are various add-on modules. 

Catalogue of questions: Basic module

Catalogue of questions in the basic module de (May 14, 2008)
Catalogue of questions in the basic module fr (May14, 2008)
Catalogue of questions in the basic module it (June 27, 2008)

 

Research instrument: Add-on module

In addition to the basic module, the Tobacco Monitoring Switzerland collects data on additional questions every quarter, which are captured by add-on modules that are used once or can be repeated periodically. Thanks to the flexibility by which the Tobacco Monitoring Switzerland can be adjusted to and take up on current events, it can not be called a questionnaire. Instead, it is much more a continuously changing catalogue of questions. Moreover, there is not one set of questions that are asked of all Swiss residents; instead, the questions differ depending on the responses of the interviewees. A special flow chart was developed for realization of the interviews. 

Catalogue of questions: Adolescence module

Catalogue of questions in the adolescence module de (May 14, 2008)
Catalogue of questions in the adolescence module fr (May 14, 2008)
Catalogue of questions in the adolescence module it (June 27, 2008)

Catalogue of questions: Second-hand module

Catalogue of questions in the second-hand module de (October 21, 2009)
Catalogue of questions in the second-hand module fr (October 21, 2009)
Catalogue of questions in the second-hand module it (October 21, 2009)

Catalogue of questions: Minimal physician’s intervention modul

Catalogue of questions in the minimal physician’s intervention module de (December 07, 2009)
Catalogue of questions in the minimal physician’s intervention module fr (December 07, 2009)
Catalogue of questions in the minimal physician’s intervention module it (December 07, 2009)

 

 

The variables for the research instrument were taken from the following studies and programs and complemented by further relevant variables in consultation with experts in substance addiction:

 

1 Calmonte, R., Spuhler, Th. & Weiss, W. (2000). Schweizerische Gesundheitsbefragung – Gesundheit und Gesundheitsverhalten in der Schweiz 1997. Neuchâtel: Bundesamt für Statistik.

2 Vilain, Claude (1988). The Evaluation and Monitoring of Public Action on Tobacco. Smoke-free Europe: 3. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe.

3 Riemann, Klaus (1997). Standardisierung von Fragestellungen zum Rauchen: ein Beitrag zur Qualitätssicherung in der Präventionsforschung. Köln: Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA).

4 WHO (1998). Guidelines for Controlling and Monitoring the Tobacco Epidemic. Geneva: World Health Organization.


 

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