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Smoking Cessation in a Dentistry Setting

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: May 1, 2008
Last Update Posted: May 1, 2008
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Västmanland County Council, Sweden
Information provided by:
Uppsala University

Aim: to assess relative effectiveness of a high and a low intensity intervention for smoking cessation support in a dental clinic setting.

Method: 300 smokers were randomly assigned to support with either low (LTI) or high treatment intensity (HTI).

Main outcome measures were self-reported point-prevalence and continuous abstinence (≥183 days).

Condition Intervention
Smoking Behavioral: Nix Individual Behavioral: Fimpa dig fri

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Official Title: A Comparing Study of the Smoking Cessation Program NIX Individual and the Self-Help Program Fimpa Dig Fri

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Further study details as provided by Uppsala University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Point prevalence abstinence

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Continuous abstinence

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: April 2003
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1 Nix Individual
High Treatment Intensity
Behavioral: Nix Individual
Eight 40-minutes sessions at the local dental clinic during 4 months. Written material and counseling by a dental hygienist with special training in smoking cessation, according to a fixed program. A traditional smoking cessation program with a mixture of behavior therapy, coaching and pharmacological advises. Two questionnaires.
Placebo Comparator: 2 Fimpa dig fri
Low Treatment Intensity
Behavioral: Fimpa dig fri
One 30-minute counseling session at the local dental clinic, focusing on explaining the content of a traditional self-help program ("Fimpa dig fri"). The leaflet contains an 8-week program with instructions and tasks to perform. Two questionnaires.


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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult daily smokers in the county of Västmanland

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Reading difficulties
  • Not fluent in the Swedish language
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00670514

Centre for clinical research, Central Hospital
Västerås, Sweden, 721 89
Sponsors and Collaborators
Uppsala University
Västmanland County Council, Sweden
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00670514     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Smoking cessation project
First Submitted: April 16, 2008
First Posted: May 1, 2008
Last Update Posted: May 1, 2008
Last Verified: April 2008

Keywords provided by Uppsala University:
treatment intensity
Smoking cessation
Cost effectiveness