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Enhancing Smoker Utilization of the Minnesota Quitline Through Support Persons

This study has been completed.
ClearWay Minnesota
Information provided by:
Mayo Clinic Identifier:
First received: March 8, 2011
Last updated: March 22, 2011
Last verified: March 2011
This study will develop an intervention for adults who want to support a smoker. The goal of the intervention is for the support person to motivate & encourage their smoker to call the state Quitline funded by Minnesota ClearWay. The study will examine the efficacy of a telephone based intervention for support persons compared to a self-help intervention (written materials only).

Condition Intervention
Tobacco Use Behavioral: Telephone Counseling Behavioral: Written Materials

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Enhancing Smoker Utilization of the Minnesota Quitline Through Support Persons

Further study details as provided by Mayo Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • proportion of smokers in each group who call the Minnesota Quitline, and changes in supportive behaviors among the support persons as measured by the Support Provided Measure. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • quit attempts and changes in readiness to quit among the smokers [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Enrollment: 534
Study Start Date: September 2007
Study Completion Date: April 2010
Primary Completion Date: April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Telephone Counseling Behavioral: Telephone Counseling
Placebo Comparator: Written Materials Behavioral: Written Materials

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. reside in Minnesota
  2. be 18 years of age or older
  3. provide written informed consent
  4. be a never or former cigarette smoker (no cigarette smoking in the past 6 months)
  5. be interested in supporting a current cigarette smoker (has smoked a total of >1 cigarettes during the past 7 days) who is 18 years of age or older and who resides in Minnesota
  6. be able and willing to participate in all aspects of the study
  7. have access to a working telephone
  8. have current and anticipated contact (any combination of face-to-face, telephone, or electronic mail) with the smoker on at least 3 days a week for the 26 week study duration.

Individuals will be excluded if another support person from the same household has enrolled.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01311830

United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mayo Clinic
ClearWay Minnesota
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Christi Patten, Mayo Clinic Identifier: NCT01311830     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06-005379
Study First Received: March 8, 2011
Last Updated: March 22, 2011 processed this record on August 18, 2017