Tobacco Tactics Website for Veteran Smokers

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00665704
First received: April 22, 2008
Last updated: August 5, 2014
Last verified: August 2014
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to develop an evidence-based Tobacco Tactics website tailored to veterans based on an intervention tested in the VA.


Condition Intervention Phase
Smoking
Behavioral: Tobacco Tactics Website
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Tobacco Tactics Website for Veteran Smokers

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Self Reported 30 Day Smoking Quit Rate [ Time Frame: 30 days post intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Impact evaluation was the 30-day quit rates of the 9 veteran smokers that agreed to use the website.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Patient Feedback to Evaluate the Website [ Time Frame: 30 days post intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Formative evaluation during pre-testing included qualitative feedback on the: 1) ability to accomplish tasks; 2) ability to accomplish goals with skill and speed; 3) ability to operate the system; and 4) satisfaction. For the 9 veteran smokers that actually tried to use the Tobacco Tactics website to quit smoking, we were able to determine: 1) the number of times they signed onto the website; 2) the time spent on the website; and 3) the number of times each module was accessed.


Enrollment: 9
Study Start Date: March 2009
Study Completion Date: March 2009
Primary Completion Date: March 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Tobacco Tactics Website
Nine veteran smokers who will pilot test the Tobacco Tactics website
Behavioral: Tobacco Tactics Website
Pilot test the Tobacco Tactics website tailored to the needs of veteran smokers

Detailed Description:

Despite the detrimental effects of smoking, approximately 33% of veterans continue to smoke compared to approximately 21% of the general population. While efficacious cessation interventions are available, implementation of cessation interventions remains a challenge and new intervention strategies are needed to reach veterans. VA cessation providers recently met in Atlanta and one recommendation was to develop a cessation website for veterans. The evidence-based Tobacco Tactics website will be designed, pre-tested, and pilot tested as an intervention to assist veteran smokers to quit smoking. The efficacy of the website will then be tested in a subsequent randomized control trial (RCT). If the website proves efficacious, it would decrease morbidity and mortality among veterans, decrease face-to-face cessation intervention time for providers, and reach veterans in areas all over the country, perhaps through the VA "My Healthy Vet" website. This is a Phase 1 behavioral clinical trial designed to develop and pilot test a web-based Tobacco Tactics intervention tailored to veteran smokers. First, we will outline the specific content areas to be addressed. Second, we will develop the Tobacco Tactics intervention with our web designer in accordance with VA Web Operations. Third, a member of the research team will go through the website with the 5 veteran smokers obtaining feedback and noting any problems that occur. Fourth, with human studies approval, we will pilot test the impact of the intervention with 9 veteran smokers recruited to quit smoking using the Tobacco Tactics website. A research nurse will:

  1. be available by phone to answer any questions;
  2. collect qualitative data on veterans use of the Tobacco Tactics website; and,
  3. note the 30 day quit rate.

Formative evaluation during pre-testing will include qualitative feedback on the:

  1. ability to accomplish tasks;
  2. ability to accomplish goals with skill and speed;
  3. ability to operate the system; and
  4. satisfaction.

For the 9 veteran smokers that actually try to use the Tobacco Tactics website to quit smoking, we will be able to determine:

  1. the number of times they signed onto the website;
  2. the time spent on the website; and
  3. the number of times each module was accessed.

Impact evaluation will be the 30 day quit rates of the 9 veteran smokers that agree to use the website.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Veteran,
  • Screen Positive for Current Smoking,
  • Greater than 18 Years of Age,
  • Access to the Internet

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-English Speaking,
  • Have Unstable Physical or Psychiatric/Mental Conditions
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00665704

Locations
United States, Michigan
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48105
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sonia A. Duffy, PhD MS RN VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00665704     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHP 08-197
Study First Received: April 22, 2008
Results First Received: June 25, 2014
Last Updated: August 5, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:
Smoking Cessation
Internet
Intervention Studies
Health Services Accessibility

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 22, 2014