Examining a Text Message Intervention for Smoking Cessation

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 21, 2010
Last Update Posted : February 3, 2014
Live Inspired, LLC
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Beth Bock, Ph.D., The Miriam Hospital

Brief Summary:
The primary goal of this study is to use qualitative interviews and focus groups to aid us in adapting a face-to-face smoking cessation intervention for delivery through text messaging. After design is completed, the intervention will be pilot tested with a sample of young adults (ages 18-35) who smoke. Final assessments will be conducted at 7 weeks (end of treatment) and both 3 and 6 month follow up.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Tobacco Use Disorder Nicotine Dependence Behavioral: text messaging for smoking cessation Behavioral: Generic text messages Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 84 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Examining a Text Message Intervention for Smoking Cessation
Study Start Date : July 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Text Messaging
A text message-based intervention for smoking cessation
Behavioral: text messaging for smoking cessation
A 7-week program of daily text messages
Placebo Comparator: Control
Individuals in this group will receive generic (non-smoking related) text messages on the same schedule as the intervention arm. This provides a control for staff/program contact time and participant burden.
Behavioral: Generic text messages
non-smoking related text messages will be given on the same daily schedule as matches the active intervention to establish a control for contact time.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Smoking abstinence [ Time Frame: Six months post-treatment ]
    7-day point prevalence abstinence will be measured at 6 months post-treatment.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Usability and Acceptability of the intervention [ Time Frame: 7 weeks (end of treatment) ]
    Usability and acceptability of the intervention will be assessed at the end of treatment (week 7).

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 to 35
  • Current daily smoker
  • Has a cell phone with text messaging capability
  • Uses text messaging at least once monthly
  • Interested in quitting smoking
  • Willing to set a quit date within the next 30 days
  • Has access to a physician

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Does not read and speak English with adequate comprehension
  • Is currently participating in a smoking cessation program
  • Concurrent drug/alcohol abuse
  • Mental health issues that would interfere with study compliance

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01166464

United States, Rhode Island
The Miriam Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Miriam Hospital
Live Inspired, LLC
Principal Investigator: Beth C Bock, PhD The Miriam Hospital, Brown Medical School

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Beth Bock, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist, The Miriam Hospital Identifier: NCT01166464     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R21DA027142 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: July 21, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 3, 2014
Last Verified: January 2014

Keywords provided by Beth Bock, Ph.D., The Miriam Hospital:
text message

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tobacco Use Disorder
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders