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Adult Follow-up of Preventive Study With Brief Smoking Intervention for Adolescents (TuNAMI)

This study has been completed.
Medical Research Fund of the Tampere University Hospital, Finland
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First received: May 4, 2011
Last updated: May 31, 2011
Last verified: May 2011
The purpose of this study was to see whether a brief intervention given in adolescence has an effect on smoking in adulthood. The investigators also wanted to clarify the significance of some known psychosocial risk factors of smoking in adulthood.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Brief intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention

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Further study details as provided by Tampere University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • being a smoker [ Time Frame: 29 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • state of dental health [ Time Frame: 29 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Decayed Missing and Filled Teeth (DMFT, DMF), Decayed teeth (DT, D), Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Need (CPITN, CPIN)

  • daily smoking [ Time Frame: 15 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • amount of cigarettes smoked [ Time Frame: 29 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • smoking mother [ Time Frame: 15 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • smoking father [ Time Frame: 15 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • smoking sister [ Time Frame: 15 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • smoking brother [ Time Frame: 15 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • smoking best friend [ Time Frame: 15 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • smoking best friend [ Time Frame: 29 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • willingness to experiment with smoking [ Time Frame: 15 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • self-perceived health [ Time Frame: 29 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • asthma diagnosis [ Time Frame: 29 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • recurrent airway tract infections [ Time Frame: 29 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • self esteem [ Time Frame: 15 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    A 10-step questionnaire

  • smoking time [ Time Frame: 29 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • received 1-4 brief interventions at school age (Yes/No) [ Time Frame: 12-15 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 2582
Study Start Date: May 2008
Study Completion Date: May 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Lifestyle counseling Behavioral: Brief intervention
The adolescents were shown a series of photographs of discoloured teeth caused by smoking. Then a mirror was given to the adolescent to let him/her see if similar stains could be seen on his/her teeth. Non-smoking adolescents also received positive feedback for being non-smokers. Duration of a single brief intervention was 2-3 minutes.


Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 29 Years   (Child, Adult)
Genders Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Born on 1979.
  • Living in Vaasa, Pietarsaari, Kokkola or Seinäjoki at school age.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other year of birth.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01348646

Department of General Practice, Medical School, University of Tampere, Finland
Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland, 33100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tampere University Hospital
Medical Research Fund of the Tampere University Hospital, Finland
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Aila Kätkä, Tiedetoimikunta/PSHP:n tiedekeskus Identifier: NCT01348646     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R08017 
Study First Received: May 4, 2011
Last Updated: May 31, 2011
Health Authority: Finland: Ethics Committee
Finland: Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

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