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dc.contributor.authorGrant, Aimee
dc.contributor.authorAshton, Kathryn
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Rhiannon
dc.identifier.citationGrant, A., Ashton, K. and Phillips, R. (2015) 'Foucault, surveillance, and carbon monoxide testing within stop-smoking service', Qualitative Health Research, 25(7), pp.912-922.
dc.identifier.issn1552-7557 (online)
dc.descriptionArticle published in Qualitative Health Research available open access at
dc.description.abstractHealth professionals have adopted proactive testing for early evidence of disease. Researchers have identified that this leads to enumerated understandings and shapes behavior in productive ways. Smoking-cessation advisors regularly test clients for carbon monoxide (CO), but client views of this had not previously been explored. We interviewed 23 clients of a United Kingdom-based stop-smoking service regarding their experiences of CO testing. The majority of participants were successful quitters. We used ATLAS.ti 7 as a data-management tool during structured qualitative analysis. Our findings reveal that clients believed the results of their CO tests. Many became enumerated in their understanding, and thus placed themselves in a hierarchy with other members of their group. Almost all clients found that knowing their CO test score was motivating. We conclude that additional research is needed to understand the experiences of CO testing among clients who do not quit.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesQualitative Health Research;
dc.subjectaddiction / substance useen_US
dc.subjectintervention programsen_US
dc.subjectsmoking cessationen_US
dc.subjecttobacco and healthen_US
dc.titleFoucault, Surveillance, and Carbon Monoxide Testing Within Stop-Smoking Servicesen_US

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