Motivational Program for Smokers Enrolled in a Methadone Maintenance Program

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 18, 2006
Last Update Posted : March 24, 2010
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Butler Hospital

Brief Summary:

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.

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

Detailed Description:


  • 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.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 398 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Smoking Cessation Among Methadone Maintained Patients
Study Start Date : June 2001
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2004

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Nicotine Abstinence [ Time Frame: 6-months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Must be currently enrolled in a methadone maintenance program
  • Smokes at least 10 cigarettes a day


  • Not pregnant
  • No concurrent medical condition that precludes the use of nicotine patches


  • No concurrent use of other nicotine replacement therapy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00278226

United States, Rhode Island
Rhode Island Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
Sponsors and Collaborators
Butler Hospital
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Michael Stein, MD Rhode Island Hospital

Responsible Party: Michael Stein, MD, Butler Hospital Identifier: NCT00278226     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000452798
R01CA084392 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: January 18, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 24, 2010
Last Verified: March 2010

Keywords provided by Butler Hospital:
unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Analgesics, Opioid
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Antitussive Agents
Respiratory System Agents