Motivational Program for Smokers Enrolled in a Methadone Maintenance Program
RATIONALE: Stop-smoking programs may help patients stop smoking and prevent cancer from forming.
PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying how well a motivational program works in helping smokers enrolled in a methadone maintenance program quit smoking.
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Behavioral: smoking cessation intervention
Other: educational intervention
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Smoking Cessation Among Methadone Maintained Patients|
- Nicotine Abstinence [ Time Frame: 6-months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2001|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2004|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Determine the efficacy of a brief motivational intervention on smoking cessation in smokers enrolled in a methadone maintenance program.
OUTLINE: Patients are assigned to 1 of 2 groups.
- Group 1: Patients undergo assessment at baseline and at 1, 3, and 6 months.
- Group 2: Patients receive a brief motivational intervention at the time of their baseline assessment and undergo assessment as in group 1.
All patients will be offered a 2- to 3-month supply of nicotine patches.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 400 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, Rhode Island|
|Rhode Island Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903|
|Study Chair:||Michael Stein, MD||Rhode Island Hospital|