Physical Activity as an Aid for Smoking Cessation (PHASMO)

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (End of the recruitment)
First Posted : August 27, 2007
Last Update Posted : August 27, 2007
Information provided by:
University of Lausanne Hospitals

Brief Summary:
Including a tailored moderate-intensity physical activity intervention in a standard smoking cessation treatment program (pharmaceutical treatment and counseling) increases the chances of quitting and reduces nicotine withdrawal symptoms, negative moods, stress, and weight gain.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Tobacco Dependence Cardiovascular Diseases Physical Activity Other: Allez Hop Phase 3

Detailed Description:

The main objective is to determine whether a tailored physical activity intervention involving moderate-intensity exercise is an added value to a standard smoking cessation intervention in term of likelihood of smoking abstinence.

The secondary objectives are 1) to determine whether this tailored physical activity intervention prevents weight gain, reduces withdrawal symptoms, stress and improve mood and self-confidence in quitting; 2) to assess the effect of this tailored physical activity intervention on body composition and leptin concentration.

We assess this intervention in a randomized controlled trial of 600 sedentary adults regular smokers recruited from the community allocated into one of the two groups (intervention group vs. control group) during a 10-week period and 3 follow-up visits (6 and 12 months follow-up). All subjects (intervention and control groups) participate in a smoking cessation program composed of a pharmacological treatment (including nicotine replacement therapy) and counseling. The intervention group attend the 10-week physical activity program blending moderate-intensity exercise (Swiss nationwide implemented program entitled "Allez Hop!") and lifestyle physical activity and the control group a 10-week health education program to ensure equal contact condition.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 600 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Physical Activity as an Aid for Smoking Cessation: a Randomized Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : April 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2005

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: A
a tailored physical activity intervention involving moderate-intensity exercise
Other: Allez Hop
a tailored physical activity intervention involving moderate-intensity exercise

No Intervention: B

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. smoking cessation [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. weight change [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Current daily smoker >10 or more cigarettes per day
  2. Having smoked (on average > 10 cigarettes/day) regularly for at least 3 years
  3. Age between 18 and 65 years
  4. Sedentary lifestyle defined as less than 20 minutes a day of moderate-intensity physical assessed by the Swiss Baseline Questionnaire.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Current pharmacological agent use to quit smoking
  2. Medical problems that would alter training responses: arthritis, heart disease, and orthopedic problems
  3. Presence of an unstable medical condition
  4. Current or recent major cardiovascular event, such as recent myocardial infarction (>12 months) or stroke, angina pectoris, major arrhythmia
  5. Current psychiatric illness
  6. Alcohol (> 4 drinks/day for men and > 3 drink/d. for women), or/and other substance abuse
  7. Current or planned pregnancy
  8. Systematic skin disease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00521391

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Lausanne Hospitals
Principal Investigator: Jacques Cornuz, MD University of Lausanne

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00521391     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 3200-0637200
First Posted: August 27, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 27, 2007
Last Verified: August 2007

Keywords provided by University of Lausanne Hospitals:
smoking cessation
physical activity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Tobacco Use Disorder
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders