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Effectiveness of a French Automated Web-based Smoking Cessation Program (Stamp)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01073085
First Posted: February 23, 2010
Last Update Posted: January 17, 2014
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Pierre Arwidson, Institut national de prevention et d'education pour la sante
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of a French fully automated web-based smoking cessation program known as the "coaching", by comparing it to an online self-help guide.

Condition Intervention
Tobacco Consumption Behavioral: Web-based automated "coaching" by e-mails Behavioral: Self-help guide

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effectiveness of a French Automated Web-based Smoking Cessation Program : a Randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by Dr. Pierre Arwidson, Institut national de prevention et d'education pour la sante:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Comparison of the percentage of abstinent people between the two arms of the trial, 6 months after inclusion [ Time Frame: 6 months after inclusion ]
    The investigators will compare the percentage of smokers who successfully quit, 6 months after their inclusion in the study. Point prevalence abstinence will be measured (not smoking, event a puff, in the week preceding the questioning).


Enrollment: 2478
Study Start Date: March 2010
Study Completion Date: January 2012
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Web-based coaching
Those in the "coaching" arm will benefit from e-mails with advice, information, support for smoking cessation. These mails will be adapted to their personal profile.
Behavioral: Web-based automated "coaching" by e-mails
Active Comparator: Self-help guide
Those in the "active comparator arm" will be allowed to download a self-help guide with step-by-step advice for smoking cessation.
Behavioral: Self-help guide

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged 18 and older
  • Smoker
  • Willing to quit smoking in the next two weeks
  • Having a regular access to Internet
  • Having a personal e-mail address
  • Not having benefited from the "coaching" the investigators want to assess yet

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No personal e-mail address
  • Not able to give the informed consent
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01073085


Locations
France
Institut national de prevention et d'education pour la sante
Saint Denis, France, 93203
Sponsors and Collaborators
Institut national de prevention et d'education pour la sante
Investigators
Study Director: Pierre Arwidson, Doctor Institut national de prevention et d'education pour la sante
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Pierre Arwidson, Directeur des affaires scientifiques, Institut national de prevention et d'education pour la sante
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01073085     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Stamp
First Submitted: February 19, 2010
First Posted: February 23, 2010
Last Update Posted: January 17, 2014
Last Verified: January 2014