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Brief Interventions on Smoking for Hormonal Contraceptive Users (BRISC)

This study has been completed.
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University of Luebeck Identifier:
First received: July 28, 2008
Last updated: July 30, 2008
Last verified: July 2008
Despite rising smoker rates, particularly in girls and young women, only few studies have focused on smoking cessation in young smokers. Gynaecologist practices may be an ideal setting to proactively intervene with young female smokers. Elevated health risks of smoking while using hormonal contraceptives could be a successful approach to gain young women's attention on smoking cessation. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a smoking cessation intervention for girls and young women visiting gynaecologist practices and using hormonal contraceptives.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Brief intervention, Motivational Interviewing, Expert System

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Brief Interventions on Smoking for Hormonal Contraceptive Users

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Further study details as provided by University of Luebeck:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Smoking cessation [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction of smoking [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  • Readiness to change variables [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  • Level of nicotine dependence [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  • Quit attempts [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Enrollment: 699
Study Start Date: October 2004
Study Completion Date: October 2007
Primary Completion Date: January 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Brief intervention, Motivational Interviewing, Expert System
    Motivational Interviewing, stage-tailored self-help manual, physician letter, expert system feedback letter
Detailed Description:
In the randomized controlled trial, female smokers aged 14-25 will be recruited in practices of gynaecologists. Intervention within the practice consists of a 30 minutes counseling session based on Motivational Interviewing, a standardised physician letter focusing on the elevated health risks of smoking while using hormonal contraceptives and a stage-matched self-help manual. After four weeks, an expert system feedback letter will be sent. In the intervention group, no smoking intervention will be given. Follow-up assessments will be conducted after 12 months, including saliva cotinine measures.

Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 25 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

  • Age 14-25
  • Having smoked at least 1 cigarette within last 4 weeks
  • Use of hormonal contraceptives or intention for prescription within next 2 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Emergency treatment
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00726141

University of Lübeck
Lübeck, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Luebeck
Principal Investigator: PD Dr. Hans-Jürgen Rumpf, Dipl.-Psych. University of Luebeck
  More Information

Responsible Party: PD Dr. Hans-Jürgen Rumpf, University of Lübeck, Research group S:TEP (Substance misuse: Treatment, Epidemiology and Prevention) Identifier: NCT00726141     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 01EB0421
BMBF grant no: 01EB0421
Study First Received: July 28, 2008
Last Updated: July 30, 2008

Keywords provided by University of Luebeck:
Brief Intervention
Smoking Cessation
Motivational Interviewing
Expert System
Readiness to Change
Hormonal Contraceptive

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Contraceptive Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on May 22, 2017