Center for Disease Control (CDC) Fax to Quit/Academic Detailing Grant (F2Q/EAD)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified October 2009 by University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by:
University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier:
First received: October 1, 2009
Last updated: October 2, 2009
Last verified: October 2009

The purpose of this study is to evaluate Fax to Quit (F2Q) - a strategy that links state quitlines to health care delivery systems. FQ capitalizes upon the healthcare visit as an opportunity for intervention, consistent with the finding that approximately 70% of smokers visit a primary care physician each year. Successful integration of quitlines into healthcare delivery will transform regular healthcare visits into easily implemented, cost-beneficial avenues via which smokers all across America will be routinely inducted into effective cessation intervention. F2Q will be evaluated as follows:

  1. Does F2Q increase contacts and "quality contacts," between the quitline and patients who smoke and receive health care at a participating clinic? A "quality contact" is defined as a quitline referral that results in the individual enrolling in the quitline counseling services. This aim will be assessed by measuring the rates of quitline referrals in 49 clinics before and after F2Q has been implemented.
  2. Are contact rates and enrollment rates of F2Q increased by "Enhanced Academic Detailing" at clinic sites (with enhanced academic detailing comprising ongoing training/technical assistance as well as performance feedback)?
  3. What are the features of the Fax to Quit (F2Q) and Fax to Quit plus Enhanced Academic Detailing (F2Q + EAD) interventions that key clinic personnel found helpful and easy to implement, as well as features that were unhelpful and difficult? This information will be gathered in qualitative assessments that also will identify clinic strategies and organizational features that facilitated successful implementation.
  4. What are the incremental costs of instating and sustaining F2Q and F2Q + EAD and how do these costs compare to other quitline promotional strategies (e.g., paid media, medication give-away programs)?

Condition Intervention
Other: Fax to Quit (F2Q)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: An Evaluation of the Fax to Quit Program and Wisconsin Tobacco Quitline Utilization by Southeastern Wisconsin Clinics

Further study details as provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Fax to Quit referrals [ Time Frame: One year following enrollment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 2000
Study Start Date: September 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Fax to Quit plus Enhanced Academic Detailing (F2Q + EAD)
Clinics in this group receive Fax to Quit materials and in person training from a Regional Outreach Specialist (ROS). The ROS also provides on-going training/technical assistance and performance feedback.
Other: Fax to Quit (F2Q)
Clinics in this group receive electronic and hard copies of all materials necessary for implementing Fax to Quit within their clinics.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult (18 years of age or older)
  • Smoker seeking medical care from general practice (internal medicine) clinic (clinic enrolled in study)
  • Smoker motivated to make a quit attempt

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00989755

United States, Wisconsin
Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53711
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
  More Information

No publications provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr. Michael C. Fiore, UW Madison Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention Identifier: NCT00989755     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R18/DD001146-02
Study First Received: October 1, 2009
Last Updated: October 2, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:
Tobacco dependence treatment in primary health care setting
Fax to Quit
Fax to Quit plus Enhanced Academic Detailing
Fax referral
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