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Incentive-based Intervention for Smoking Cessation and Prevention in High Schools (Rise Above)

This study has been completed.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, Yale University Identifier:
First received: July 29, 2010
Last updated: July 2, 2012
Last verified: June 2012

The purpose of this study is to design an incentive-based intervention to motivate a tobacco-free lifestyle among high school students and to pilot the intervention in the first academic year in two schools (CT and NY) and examine feasibility and acceptability. Preliminary efficacy of the intervention will be assessed by implementing it in two new schools (CT and NY) in the second academic year and determine an effect size estimate for a larger trial.

The study is intended to assess the number of students joining the program and pledging to be smoke-free and to examine changes in tobacco use rates and attitudes following intervention exposure. We hypothesize that the schools will have lower rates of tobacco use and improvement in attitudes, norms and behavioral control over tobacco use after participating in the program.

Condition Intervention Phase
Tobacco Prevention and Cessation
Behavioral: Incentives for being tobacco free
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Incentive-based Intervention for Smoking Cessation and Prevention in High Schools

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Further study details as provided by Yale University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The number of students who join the tobacco free program [ Time Frame: at the end of each academic year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in tobacco use rates and attitudes following the intervention exposure [ Time Frame: at the end of each academic year ]

Enrollment: 1651
Study Start Date: July 2010
Study Completion Date: May 2011
Primary Completion Date: May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Incentives for being tobacco free
    Students who join the program will be entered into regularly scheduled drawings throughout the school year to earn incentives for being tobacco free.
    Other Names:
    • Incentive-based program
    • Tobacco Free and Win
    • Contingency Management

Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • high school student at school that is invited to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • no exclusion criteria
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01173835

United States, Connecticut
CMHC, Substance Abuse Center
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06519
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yale University
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Principal Investigator: Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, Ph.D. Yale University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, Associate Professor, Yale University Identifier: NCT01173835     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0902004736
R01DA026450 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: July 29, 2010
Last Updated: July 2, 2012

Keywords provided by Yale University:
Adolescent tobacco use
Tobacco Free and Win
Incentive-based intervention
Contingency Management
Smoking Prevention
Smoking cessation processed this record on April 26, 2017