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Tobacco Status Project: Social Media Intervention for Young Adult Smokers (TSP)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02207036
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 1, 2014
Last Update Posted : May 8, 2017
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
This randomized clinical trial will test the efficacy of a Facebook intervention based on the Transtheoretical Model (Prochaska and DiClemente) and US Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guidelines with young adults who smoke cigarettes who are age 18 to 25 (N=480).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Smoking Behavioral: Facebook intervention Behavioral: Smokefree.gov

Detailed Description:

Participants will be randomized to one of two conditions: (1) a Facebook-delivered intervention tailored to readiness to quit smoking; or (2) the control condition (referral to the Smokefree.gov website). The intervention will include 12 weeks of Facebook-based messages and activities tailored to participants' stage of change.

Assessments will occur at baseline, 3, 6, and 12 months follow-up. Assessments will include measures on smoking patterns and thoughts about abstinence. All participants who report no past 7-day smoking will be asked to give biochemical verification of smoking status with saliva cotinine test kits that will be mailed to participants.


Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 501 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Social Media Intervention for Young Adult Smokers
Study Start Date : October 2014
Primary Completion Date : November 2016
Study Completion Date : November 2016
Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Facebook intervention
Assignment to private group on Facebook with 3 months of content delivered to the group.
Behavioral: Facebook intervention
90 days of Facebook messaging, weekly Ask the Doctor sessions
Active Comparator: Referral
Referral to smokefree.gov website
Behavioral: Smokefree.gov
referral to the NCI Smokefree.gov website


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 7-day point prevalence abstinence at 3 months [ Time Frame: 3 months post baseline ]
    Reports of no smoking in the 7 days prior to the 3 month assessment. Biochemical verification of abstinence will also be recorded.

  2. 7-day point prevalence abstinence at 6 months [ Time Frame: 6 months post baseline ]
    Reports of no smoking in the 7 days prior to the 6 month assessment. Biochemical verification of abstinence will also be recorded.

  3. 7-day point prevalence abstinence at 12 months [ Time Frame: 12 months post baseline ]
    Reports of no smoking in the 7 days prior to the 12 month assessment. Biochemical verification of abstinence will also be recorded.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reduction in cigarettes smoked by at least 50% between Baseline and each follow-up timepoint [ Time Frame: 3, 6, and 12 months post baseline ]
    Reduction will be assessed at 3, 6, and 12 month follow-ups.

  2. Quit attempts [ Time Frame: 3, 6, and 12 month post-baseline ]
    Quit attempt during the follow-up period at 3, 6, and 12 months post-baseline.


Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Health risk behaviors [ Time Frame: 3, 6, and 12 months post baseline ]
    We will assess prevalence rates of health risk behaviors other than smoking including recent alcohol and illicit drug use, poor sleep quality, sedentary behavior, poor diet, depression, and high risk sexual behavior.


Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 25 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ages 18-25 years old
  • english literate
  • have access to Smartphone or computer with camera
  • indicate they go on Facebook "most" (≥ 4) days per week
  • have smoked ≥100 cigarettes in their lives and currently smoke at least 1 cigarette per day on 3 or more days of the week

Exclusion Criteria:

  • do not read English
  • younger than 18 or older than 25 years of age
  • do not have access to a Smartphone or computer with a camera
  • only go on Facebook 3 or fewer days a week
  • have smoked less than 100 cigarettes in their lifetime or do not currently smoke at least 1 cigarette per day on 3 or more days of the week
Contacts and Locations

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Locations
United States, California
University of California San Francisco Department of Psychiatry
San Francisco, California, United States, 94143
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Francisco
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Danielle A Ramo, PhD University of California, San Francisco
More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: University of California, San Francisco
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02207036     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: A119678
5K23DA032578 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: August 1, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 8, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by University of California, San Francisco:
Tobacco
cigarettes
cessation
intervention
young adults
Internet
social media
mobile health