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Improving Household Air Quality in Homes With Children (ProjFreshAir)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Melbourne Hovell, San Diego State University Identifier:
First received: July 2, 2012
Last updated: April 13, 2016
Last verified: April 2016
The purpose of this study is to determine if real-time feedback (lights/sounds) from small smoke particle monitors and brief coaching will encourage parents to reduce young children's secondhand tobacco smoke exposure in their home.

Condition Intervention
Lung Diseases
Behavioral: Real-Time Intervention
Behavioral: Usual Education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Innovation for Smoke-Free Homes: Real-Time Feedback

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Further study details as provided by Melbourne Hovell, San Diego State University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Secondhand Smoke Reduction [ Time Frame: Measured from baseline upto 5 months ]
    Parental report and child urine cotinine.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Home Smoking Ban [ Time Frame: Measured from baseline upto 5 months. ]
    Parental report of home smoking ban and environmental data collection.

Enrollment: 298
Study Start Date: May 2012
Study Completion Date: February 2016
Primary Completion Date: February 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Real-time Intervention Behavioral: Real-Time Intervention
Lights and Sound Brief Coaching
Active Comparator: Usual Education
Participants will receive usual education about secondhand and thirdhand smoke.
Behavioral: Usual Education
Participants will receive usual education about secondhand smoke and thirdhand smoke.

Detailed Description:
The purpose of this efficacy study is to test whether children's home secondhand tobacco smoke exposure (measured by cotinine & nicotine assays, fine particulates and reports of smoking in the home and/or home smoking bans) can be reduced by using custom particle monitors to provide real-time feedback to household residents plus brief advice/praise.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Families with at least one parent or guardian (18 years of age or older),
  • Household resident who smokes tobacco,
  • Child under fourteen years old exposed to tobacco smoking in the home
  • Plans to live in San Diego County for at least three months.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01634334

United States, California
SDSU - Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health
San Diego, California, United States, 92123
Sponsors and Collaborators
San Diego State University
Principal Investigator: Melbourne F Hovell, PhD, MPH SDSU - Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health
  More Information

Responsible Party: Melbourne Hovell, Principal Investigator, San Diego State University Identifier: NCT01634334     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01HL103684 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: July 2, 2012
Last Updated: April 13, 2016

Keywords provided by Melbourne Hovell, San Diego State University:
Secondhand smoke

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017