A Randomized Controlled Trial to Test the Effect of a Smartphone Quit Smoking Intervention on Young Adult Smokers
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01983150|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 13, 2013
Last Update Posted : December 2, 2015
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Cigarette Smoking||Behavioral: Crush the Crave Application Behavioral: On the Road to Quitting - Self Help||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||1601 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Effect of a Smartphone Intervention on Quitting Smoking in a Young Adult Population of Smokers: A Randomized Controlled Trial|
|Study Start Date :||January 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||March 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2015|
Experimental: Crush the Crave Application
Crush the Crave (CTC) intervention group will receive a quit smoking smartphone intervention via the internet that is based on scientific findings related to tobacco use among young adults. It is a multi-component intervention informed by evidence on quitting smoking. The app was developed with the input of key experts in the field of smoking cessation, was assessed against Fiore's practice guidelines for treating tobacco use and dependence, and was tested with eight focus groups of male and female young adult smokers (n=57) on functionality, look and feel and usability, as well as being piloted by over 300 smokers.
Behavioral: Crush the Crave Application
Crush the Crave (CTC) allows users to customize a quit plan by choosing a quit date and then deciding whether to quit now or cut down the number of cigarettes they smoke every week up to the quit date. CTC reminds users of money saved and health improvements. Based on contingency reinforcement, rewards are provided, which smokers can then choose to share with their social network via Facebook. Supportive text messages tailored to their specific quit plan and where they are in the quitting experience are provided. CTC allows tracking of daily smoking habits and cravings as well as craving triggers or psychosocial determinants by recording when, where and why smoking occurred. Online distractions to help smokers deal with cravings are provided.
Active Comparator: On the Road to Quitting - Self Help
The control group will receive an evidence-based self-help guide known as "On the Road to Quitting"(45) that has been developed by Health Canada for young adult smokers. Participants will be able to both view the self-help guide via the internet and will receive a printed version of the guide.
Behavioral: On the Road to Quitting - Self Help
The control group will receive an evidence-based self-help guide known as "On the Road to Quitting" that has been developed by Health Canada for young adult smokers. Participants will be able to both view the self-help guide via the internet and will receive a printed version of the guide.
- 30 day point prevalence of abstinence [ Time Frame: 6 months ]30 day point prevalence of abstinence at 6 months,operationalized as not having smoked any cigarettes, even a puff, or used other tobacco in the last 30 days.
- 7-day abstinence [ Time Frame: 6 months ]7 day point prevalence of abstinence at 6 months,operationalized as not having smoked any cigarettes, even a puff, or used other tobacco in the last 30 days
- Number of quit attempts [ Time Frame: 6 months ]How many times did you stop using tobacco for 24 hours or longer over the past six months?
- Consumption of cigarettes [ Time Frame: Baseline and at 6 months ]Reduction in the consumption of cigarettes since baseline and behavioural intentions to quit smoking using questions from the Minimal Dataset and nicotine withdrawal using the Fagerstrom test for nicotine dependence.
- Satisfaction and App Utilization [ Time Frame: 6 months ]Satisfaction with program, app utilization metrics, and use of smoking cessation services (NRT, health professional consults,medications and quitline counseling)
- Psychosocial measures [ Time Frame: Baseline and at 6 months ]Beliefs, attitudes and social norms using the Smoking Attitudes Scale, stress using the 14-item Perceived Stress Scale, self-efficacy using Etter's 12 items, and perceived social support using the modified 7-item subjective support subscale of the Duke Social Support Index.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01983150
|University of Waterloo|
|Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L3G1|
|Principal Investigator:||Neill B Baskerville, PhD||University of Waterloo|