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A Photoaging Mobile App Promoting Poster Campaign for Preventing Smoking in Secondary Schools (Smokerface)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02544360
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2016 by Titus J. Brinker, University of Giessen.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : September 9, 2015
Last Update Posted : July 13, 2016
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Heidelberg University
Goethe University
Massachusetts General Hospital
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Harvard University
University Medical Center Goettingen
University of Freiburg
University of Bonn
Technische Universität München
University of Homburg
German Center for Lung Research
The German Heart Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Titus J. Brinker, University of Giessen

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether photoaging mobile app promoting poster campaigns are effective to reduce smoking prevalence among adolescents in Germany. This is measured via questionnaire.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Tobacco Addiction Smoking Related Diseases Adolescent Smoking Behavioral: Photoaging mobile app promoting poster campaign. Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This RCT will investigate a novel mean of school-based tobacco prevention: Photoaging app promoting poster campaigns. The effects are measured via questionnaire.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 12000 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Smokerface: A Photoaging Mobile App Promoting Poster Campaign for Preventing Smoking in Secondary Schools: Randomized Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : September 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2018

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MedlinePlus related topics: Smoking

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention
Schools in this arm receive a photoaging mobile app promoting poster campaign revealing the effects of smoking on the users face via a self portrait (i.e. a "selfie").
Behavioral: Photoaging mobile app promoting poster campaign.
Schools in this arm receive a photoaging mobile app promoting poster campaign revealing the effects of smoking on the users face via a self portrait (i.e. a "selfie").

No Intervention: Control
The control group consists of schools participating in the survey but not receiving the intervention.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The change in smoking prevalence between baseline and 24 months of follow-up between the two groups measured via questionnaires. [ Time Frame: 24 months post intervention ]
    The change in smoking prevalence between baseline and 24 months of follow-up between the two groups. A smoker is defined as someone who claims to have smoked cigarettes at least once in the past 30 days.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Difference in attitude towards smoking between the two groups at 24 months follow-up measured via questionnaires. [ Time Frame: 24 months post intervention ]
    Difference in attitude towards smoking between the two groups at 24 months follow-up.

  2. The change in never-smokers between baseline and 24 months of follow-up between the two groups measured via questionnaires. [ Time Frame: 24 months post intervention ]
    The change in never-smokers between baseline and 24 months of follow-up between the two groups measured via questionnaires.

  3. The difference in the number of quitters (=cigarette smokers at baseline but not at endline) between baseline and 24 months of follow-up between the two groups measured via questionnaires. [ Time Frame: 24 months post intervention ]
    The difference in the number of quitters (=quitters are participants who are cigarette smokers at baseline but not at endline) between baseline and 24 months of follow-up between the two groups measured via questionnaires.

  4. The difference in the number of starters (=starters are participants who are not cigarette smokers at baseline but at endline) between baseline and 24 months of follow-up between the two groups measured via questionnaires. [ Time Frame: 24 months post intervention ]
    The difference in the number of starters (=starters are participants who are not cigarette smokers at baseline but at endline) between baseline and 24 months of follow-up between the two groups measured via questionnaires.

  5. The change in smoking prevalence between baseline and 24 months of follow-up between female participants of the two groups measured via questionnaires. [ Time Frame: 24 months post intervention ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   9 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Students from Germany aged 9 to 14 years at baseline attending grades six and seven of regular German secondary schools (such as grammar, general, intermediate or comprehensive school) are eligible.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Older or younger pupils or pupils from other school types or countries or schools who previously participated in an event where the Smokerface app was presented are not eligible.

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Locations
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Germany
University of Gießen
Giessen, Hessen, Germany, 35392
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Giessen
Heidelberg University
Goethe University
Massachusetts General Hospital
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Harvard University
University Medical Center Goettingen
University of Freiburg
University of Bonn
Technische Universität München
University of Homburg
German Center for Lung Research
The German Heart Foundation
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Titus J Brinker University of Giessen
Additional Information:
Publications:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Titus J. Brinker, MD candidate, University of Giessen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02544360    
Other Study ID Numbers: 040890
First Posted: September 9, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 13, 2016
Last Verified: June 2016
Keywords provided by Titus J. Brinker, University of Giessen:
photoaging mobile apps
adolescent smoking
tobacco prevention
school-based prevention
adolescent health
school health
smoking
tobacco
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Behavior, Addictive
Compulsive Behavior
Impulsive Behavior