Web-delivered Provider Intervention for Tobacco Control (QUIT-PRIMO)
This is a randomized control trial to determine the efficacy of a multi-modal intervention in improving smoking cessation processes of care and patient outcomes in community-based primary care practices. Our Overall Goal is to advance science related to the use and impact of the Internet in health services delivery, specifically smoking cessation, by targeting primary care clinical microsystems. A clinical microsystem is defined as the smallest functional healthcare unit. A clinical microsystem is not simply equivalent to a clinical team of doctors and nurses, but also the panel of patients cared for by the providers and the processes of care that are used.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||QUIT-PRIMO: Web-Delivered Clinical Microsystem Intervention for Tobacco Control|
- Physician performance on refering patients that smoke cigarettes to the web intervention [ Time Frame: pre-intervention, 6 months, 12 months and 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Of the smokers who are referred to the web intervention, the number who go to the site [ Time Frame: preintervention, 6 months, 12 months, 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Point prevalence smoking cessation [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||March 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Information Prescription
Providers will give usual care to patients who smoke and a paper prescription with the name and url of the "Smoking Coach" website. The smoking coach website is a tailored, public health intervention for smoking cessation.
Behavioral: Smoking Coach
Control Patients will be referred by paper prescription to the control- "Smoking Coach" website.
Providers will give usual care to patients who smoke and then refer patients to the online smoking cessation system electronically.
Patient intervention website that includes 1) interactive calculators to assess readiness to quit, symptoms and quit plan, 2) motivational content, and 3) links to other high quality information.
|United States, Massachusetts|
|University of Massachusetts Medical School|
|Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, 01655|
|Principal Investigator:||Thomas K Houston, MD||University of Massachusetts, Worcester|