Team-based Financial Incentives for Smoking Cessation (StPaulKorea)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified March 2011 by St.Paul's Hospital, Korea.
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First received: March 25, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2011
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The purpose of this study is to identify the effectiveness of team-base financial incentives for increasing long-term smoking cessation among employees at St. Paul's Hospital, Korea.

Condition Intervention
Tobacco Use Disorder
Behavioral: Team-based financial incentives

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Effectiveness of Team-based Financial Incentives for Increasing Long-term Smoking Cessation

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Further study details as provided by St.Paul's Hospital, Korea:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Smoking Cessation Rate [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Self-reported and biochemically validated smoking cessation rate at 6 months post-quit date

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Smoking Cessation Rate [ Time Frame: 3, 9, 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Self-reported and biochemically validated smoking cessation rate at 3, 9, 12 months post-quit date

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: January 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Team-based financial incentives Behavioral: Team-based financial incentives
Team-based financial incentives for smoking cessation at 6 month post-quit date.

Detailed Description:

About 70% of smokers report that they want to quit, but annually 2 to 3% of smokers succeed. Smoking-cessation programs and pharmacologic therapies have been proven effective in helping smokers quit, but only a few smokers are enrolled in those programs.

Financial incentives may contribute to reinforce smoking cessation among workers through the following pathways: (1) increasing the number of tobacco users who participate in cessation effort; (2) increasing the number of tobacco user who initiate an attempt to quit; and (3) increasing the number of tobacco users who sustain a successful quit effort. Moreover, there is a number of advantages to offering smoking cessation support in the workplace, including the accessibility of the target population, the availability of occupational health support and the potential for peer pressure and peer support. In addition, team-based approach for smoking cessation could likely make use of new or existing cessation support resources offered within the workplace.

This study is a clinical trial of team-based financial incentives for smoking cessation among a sample of 60 smokers, who are health care workers from St. Paul's Hospital in Korea. Smokers will be given a usual care (counseling, education and coverage of prescription drugs) plus a package of financial incentives for self-reported and biochemically validated smoking cessation (urine or saliva cotinine). All incentives will be provided to each team at 6 months post-quit date.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Employees of St. Paul's Hospital at work sites in Korea
  • Current smoker who report having smoked at least 5 cigarettes per day for the prior 12 months
  • Age 18 or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age 17 or younger
  • Unwilling to quit smoking
  • Smoker who does not want to be enrolled in this trial
  • Planning to leave St. Paul's hospital within the next 12 months
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01323725

Contact: Lee Sang Haak, MD 88-2-958=2445

Korea, Republic of
St.Paul's Hospital Recruiting
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Contact: Lee Sang Haak, MD    82-2-958-2445   
Sponsors and Collaborators
St.Paul's Hospital, Korea
Principal Investigator: Lee Sang Haak, MD St. Paul's Hospital
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Sank Haak Lee, St. Paul's Hospital Identifier: NCT01323725     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: StPaulKorea 
Study First Received: March 25, 2011
Last Updated: March 25, 2011
Health Authority: Korea: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by St.Paul's Hospital, Korea:
Team-based financial incentives
Smoking cessation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tobacco Use Disorder
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders processed this record on February 04, 2016