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Checking Smoking Status as a Routine Vital Sign: A Cluster-Randomized Trial of Its Effect on Cessation Counseling

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00245323
First Posted: October 27, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
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Collaborator:
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Information provided by:
Virginia Commonwealth University
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to determine if checking smoking status as a routine vital sign increases the delivery rate of cessation counseling to adult smokers in primary care practices.

Condition Intervention
Smoking Behavioral: Smoking status as a routine vital sign

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Official Title: Does Checking Smoking Status as a Vital Sign Increase Physician Counseling? A Practice-Level Randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by Virginia Commonwealth University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Checking smoking status as a vital sign increases the practice-level rate of cessation counseling (any counseling beyond simply inquiring about smoking status) at visits by current adult smokers.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Checking smoking status as a vital sign increases the practice-level rate of addressing two counseling subcomponents: simple quit advice and more intensive discussion.

Estimated Enrollment: 2000
Study Start Date: November 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2004
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  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Current use of tobacco
  • Age 18 or older
  • Visit with a clinician that day
  • Patient at one of the 16 practices in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to participate in a self-administered exit survey
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00245323


Locations
United States, Virginia
Virginia Ambulatory Care Outcomes Network (ACORN)
Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23298-0251
Sponsors and Collaborators
Virginia Commonwealth University
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Stephen F. Rothemich, MD, MS Virginia Commonwealth University
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00245323     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 036798
RWJF #036798
RWJF #043145
First Submitted: October 25, 2005
First Posted: October 27, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
Last Verified: October 2005

Keywords provided by Virginia Commonwealth University:
smoking


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