Effects of a Smoking Cessation Program for Prison Inmates
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01417793|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2011 by China Medical University Hospital.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : August 16, 2011
Last Update Posted : August 16, 2011
According to WHO database, an average of 540 million people worldwide dies from smoking related diseases every year. The use of tobacco products may reduce the average life expectancy of about 15 years. The data of 2009 from Department of Health Bureau of Health showed 38.57% male adults and 4.75% female adults smoked in Taiwan. Studies about smoking rate within prison inmates were between 64-91.8%, which was over 3 times than the general population. Smoking cessation can lower the risks of smoking related health problems. Two thirds of smokers in Taiwan once tried smoking cessation but the success rate was about 5% every year.
In view of high smoking rate within prison inmates in Taiwan, Agency of Correction, Ministry of Justice announced a smoking cessation program for inmates in April 2010. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of this program and the difference of cessation success rate between various interventional methods, using questionnaires for smokers and smoking cessation clinics database.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Smoking Cessation||Behavioral: Smoking Cessation Program||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||500 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Factorial Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Effects of a Smoking Cessation Program for Prison Inmates-A Case Study of a Prison in Central Taiwan|
|Study Start Date :||August 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||May 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||July 2012|
|Experimental: Smoking Cessation Program||
Behavioral: Smoking Cessation Program
Comparison of smoking cessation rate among different smoking cessation program
- Smoking Cessation Rate [ Time Frame: 6 months after each subject's enrollment ]
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|Taichung Prison,Agency of Corrections, Ministry of Justice||Recruiting|
|Taichung, Taiwan, 40852|
|Contact: Yulung Chen 886-4-23814169|
|Principal Investigator:||Yulung Chen, M.D||China Medical University Hospital|