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Smoking Cessation Program Among Adolescents in Vocational Training Centers (TABADO)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2009 by Institut National de la Santé Et de la Recherche Médicale, France.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
University of Nancy
Central Hospital, Nancy, France
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First received: September 8, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2009
History: No changes posted

Background: Most of the efforts to fight against young people's tobacco addiction have focused on smoking prevention and little on smoking cessation. A smoking cessation program, associating pharmacologic and cognitive-behavioural strategy, on a particularly vulnerable population (vocational trainees), was developed by a team of tobacco addiction specialist physicians. We developed a study to evaluate the efficacy of the program. Its main objective is to compare the efficacy of a smoking cessation program offered to all smokers in a population aged 15 to 20 years in Vocational Training Centers (VTC) with that in a control population. The objective of this paper is to present the TABADO study protocol and the results of the pilot study.

Methods: The study is quasi-experimental, prospective, evaluative and comparative and takes place during the 2 years of vocational training. The final population will be composed of 2000 trainees entering a VTC (in Lorraine, France): The intervention group (1000 trainees) benefited from the TABADO program while no specific intervention took place in the "control" group (1000 trainees) other than the treatment and education services usually available. Our primary outcome will be the tobacco abstinence rate at 12 months.

The pilot study is a descriptive monocentric cross-sectional study conducted among the whole group of students, completed by a longitudinal prospective study of smoker volunteers.

Condition Intervention
Tobacco Use
Behavioral: TABADO program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Evaluation of a Smoking Cessation Program Among ADOlescents in Vocational Training Centers

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary outcome is the rate of smoking abstinence after 12 months, measured on the basis of the statements of the whole sample, not only among volunteers. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall prevalence of tobacco use in the institutions concerned at 12 months. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  • Students' motivation to quit smoking (motivational score) and frequency of attempts to quit within the 12 months after the intervention [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  • Rate of withdrawal from the program among the volunteers after 12 months. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 2000
Study Start Date: February 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: "Intervention" group
The "intervention" group benefits from the TABADO program
Behavioral: TABADO program
The intervention takes place in 3 stages: (i) a general information session on tobacco consumption is delivered to all teenagers, both smokers and nonsmokers. (ii) For smokers wishing to join the program, this session is followed by individualized consultations with a team of tobacco addiction physicians. (iii) The volunteers then benefit from a small group approach, consisting of discussion sessions to share experiences, strengthen motivation, and prevent relapse. There will be 4 sessions in total, comprising individual counseling and work in groups spread over 3 months (taking into account the availability of the trainees because of their alternate-week training schedule).
No Intervention: "Control" group
The "control" group not benefit from any specific intervention other than the treatment and education usually available


Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 20 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion criteria:

  • All students, males and females, registered in the VTC for at least a 2-year training period
  • Aged from 15 to 20 years

Exclusion criteria:

  • Subjects with current serious psychiatric disorders or who may be susceptible to decompensation upon quitting smoking (major depression)
  • Smokers who are involved in an ongoing attempt to quit, with medical monitoring.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00973570

CHU Nancy
Nancy, Lorraine, France, 54000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Institut National de la Santé Et de la Recherche Médicale, France
University of Nancy
Central Hospital, Nancy, France
Principal Investigator: François ALLA, MD/ PhD Institut National de la Santé Et de la Recherche Médicale, France
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Responsible Party: François ALLA MD/ PhD, INSERM Identifier: NCT00973570     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C07-43 
Study First Received: September 8, 2009
Last Updated: September 8, 2009

Keywords provided by Institut National de la Santé Et de la Recherche Médicale, France:
tobacco cessation
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