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Smokefree.Gov Website in Helping United States Federal Employees Quit Smoking

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00245076
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 27, 2005
Last Update Posted : May 1, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Stop-smoking information on the smokefree.gov website may help people quit smoking and remain a nonsmoker.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying how well the smokefree.gov website works with an electronic bulletin board in helping United States federal employees quit smoking.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific Behavioral: smoking cessation intervention Other: internet-based intervention Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  • Determine the perception of utility of the current, publicly accessible version of the smokefree.gov website and the addition of an electronic bulletin board and its features, including open-ended comments, in promoting smoking cessation among United States federal employees who are currently smokers.
  • Determine the use of this tool, in terms of average length of time spent on the website, number of page clicks, most popular page clicks, and key interest areas, among these participants.
  • Determine the changes in smoking habits, in terms of smoking reduction and short- and long-term abstinence, among these participants.

OUTLINE: This is an open-label study.

Participants are encouraged to use the smokefree.gov website as frequently as needed for support and resources while trying to quit smoking and become, and remain, nonsmokers. Participants are invited to provide feedback on the usefulness of self-help guidelines and several other tools. Participants complete questionnaires evaluating the website at study entry and at 1, 3, and 6 months after study entry.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 4,200 participants will be accrued for this study.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Evaluation of the Impact of a Bulletin Board on a Web-Based Smoking Cessation Intervention
Study Start Date : April 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2007

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U.S. FDA Resources




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Abstinence for 7 consecutive days and 24 hours at 1, 3, and 6 months

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Visits to the website after registration at 1, 3, and 6 months
  2. Satisfaction with the website at 1, 3, and 6 months


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Currently smokes > 1 cigarette daily by self reporting
  • Planning to quit smoking in the next 90 days by self reporting
  • Must be a federal employee or federally employed

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Performance status

  • Not specified

Life expectancy

  • Not specified

Hematopoietic

  • Not specified

Hepatic

  • Not specified

Renal

  • Not specified

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Any prior or concurrent therapy allowed


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00245076


Locations
United States, Maryland
Tobacco Control Research Branch
Rockville, Maryland, United States, 20852
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Stoddard, PhD, MA National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00245076     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000450773
TCRB-OHSR-2765
First Posted: October 27, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 1, 2015
Last Verified: April 2006

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific