Smoking Cessation in a Dentistry Setting

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 1, 2008
Last Update Posted : May 1, 2008
Västmanland County Council, Sweden
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Uppsala University

Brief Summary:

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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Smoking Behavioral: Nix Individual Behavioral: Fimpa dig fri Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 300 participants
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
Study Start Date : April 2003

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Drug Information available for: Permethrin

Arm Intervention/treatment
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.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Point prevalence abstinence

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Continuous abstinence

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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 identifier (NCT number): NCT00670514

Centre for clinical research, Central Hospital
Västerås, Sweden, 721 89
Sponsors and Collaborators
Uppsala University
Västmanland County Council, Sweden