Quit IT: Preliminary Testing of a Web-based, 3D Coping Skills Game to Increase Quitting Self-Efficacy for Maintaining Smoking Abstinence Following Hospitalization

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified February 2016 by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
New York University
Muzzy Lane Software
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02099097
First received: March 25, 2014
Last updated: February 9, 2016
Last verified: February 2016
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to develop and test a web-based game called Quit It that is designed to help smokers who have quit smoking cope with any smoking urges they may have. The purpose of the game is to help people quit and stop people from smoking again.

Condition Intervention
Tobacco Use Cessation
Other: web-based video game (Quit IT)
Behavioral: Questionnaires
Other: Salvia sample

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Quit IT: Preliminary Testing of a Web-based, 3D Coping Skills Game to Increase Quitting Self-Efficacy for Maintaining Smoking Abstinence Following Hospitalization

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Further study details as provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • quitting smoking self-efficacy [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    as measured by the Confidence Questionnaire to assess changes in confidence in being able to resist urges to smoke across everyday situations.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • efficacy of the game [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    on smoking abstinence and relapse prevention. We will examine time to smoking relapse following hospitalization, measured as part of the follow-up Smoking Status 1 and 3 months following enrollment. We will also biochemically verify 7-day point prevalence smoking abstinence at the 3 month follow-up assessment.


Estimated Enrollment: 66
Study Start Date: March 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Standard Care

usual care, which consists of four (face-to-face or telephone) counseling sessions with a trained nurse who has expertise in helping cancer patients quit smoking. This is the same as the treatment an MSK patient who enrolls in the MSK smoking cessation program would receive.

To collect further data to improve the game intervention, we will conduct semi-structured telephone interviews with patients who were randomized to the treatment arm but did not play the game during the one month intervention period. The purpose of the interviews is to elicit qualitative feedback on any barriers that may have prevented participants from playing. At the completion of the intervention period, patients will be asked if they would like to participate in a telephone interview. Telephone interviews will take about twenty minutes and will be held at a time that is convenient for the patient.

Behavioral: Questionnaires
In order to maximize survey the response rate, patients will be mailed a reminder letter approximately two weeks before the 1 and 3 month follow up surveys are due. If the survey is not returned, patients will be sent additional reminders on the survey due date as well as two weeks past the due date.
Other: Salvia sample
We will inform patients prior to obtaining their self-reports that a saliva test or expired CO sample for those using NRT or electronic cigarettes will be performed to examine recent tobacco exposure.
Experimental: Smoking Cues Coping Skills Game (SC+SCCS/Quit IT).
Smokers randomly assigned to SC+SCCS/Quit IT will receive all the components of Standard Care. The patient will be oriented and trained face-to-face (during their hospitalization) on use of the game by study staff using an iPad. The orientation and training session will comprise: 1) Overview of the game and its objectives; 2) discussion of the rules of the game; 3) watching a 10 minute tutorial given by the game narrator (avatar); 4) answering all patient questions; and 5) evaluation of the patient's comprehension of game play via a 17 question survey. Once patients have access to QuitIT, they will also receive a set of Coping Cards
Other: web-based video game (Quit IT) Behavioral: Questionnaires
In order to maximize survey the response rate, patients will be mailed a reminder letter approximately two weeks before the 1 and 3 month follow up surveys are due. If the survey is not returned, patients will be sent additional reminders on the survey due date as well as two weeks past the due date.
Other: Salvia sample
We will inform patients prior to obtaining their self-reports that a saliva test or expired CO sample for those using NRT or electronic cigarettes will be performed to examine recent tobacco exposure.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age ≥ 18 years old
  • English-speaking
  • Cancer (solid tumor) diagnosis or mass suspicious of cancer within past six months as per clinical judgment
  • Cancer treatment expected plan to include hospitalization for surgical treatment for at least 2 days at MSKCC as per the patients clinical team
  • Referred to MSK's Tobacco Cessation Program
  • Patient-reported cigarette use within the past 30 days
  • Have sufficient sensory acuity (i.e., auditory, visual) and manual dexterity to use a computer game as per judgment of clinician or consenting professional
  • Can be reached by telephone

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Distant metastatic disease at the time of enrollment
  • Major psychiatric illness or cognitive impairment that in the judgment of the investigator would preclude study participation
  • Any patients who are unable to comply with the study procedures as determined by the study investigators
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02099097

Contacts
Contact: Jamie Ostroff, PhD 646-888-0041
Contact: Jack Burkhalter, PhD 646-888-0040

Locations
United States, New York
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Contact: Jamie Ostroff, PhD    646-888-0041      
Contact: Jack Burkhalter    646-888-0040      
Principal Investigator: Jamie Ostroff, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York University
Muzzy Lane Software
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jamie Ostroff, PhD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02099097     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 14-062 
Study First Received: March 25, 2014
Last Updated: February 9, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
3D Coping Skills Game
Quit smoking
14-062

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on February 11, 2016