Boosting Chinese Healthcare Service Providers' Utilization of Smoking Cessation Interventions by 'WeChat WeQuit' Program
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03556774|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : June 14, 2018
Last Update Posted : January 15, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Smoking Cessation Intervention Smoking Abstinence||Behavioral: 'WeChat WeQuit' smoking cessation training program||Not Applicable|
Previous studies have been showed that providing behavioral and pharmacotherapy interventions for cigarette smoking patients was effective but rare among Chinese healthcare service providers. In order to minimize the huge gap between the shortage and demand for smoking cessation training program and smoking cessation service, this 'WeChat WeQuit' smoking cessation training program has been designed to assess whether it will increase Chinese healthcare service providers' utilization of behavioral and pharmacotherapy interventions for cigarette smoking cessation or not.
In this single-blind, randomized trial, about 2200 HSPs will be randomly selected (by randomizeR, https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=randomizeR) to 8-week intervention (behavioral and pharmacotherapy interventions for cigarette smoking patients to help them quit smoking) group or control group that only communicates without any standard smoking cessation practices related messages, and follow-up to 52 weeks. The trial will be carried out in into two phases, the first phase is the pilot study (n=200, 8-week intervention and follow-up to 16 weeks) and the second is the main study (n=2000, 8-week intervention and follow-up to 52 weeks). It is hypothesized that 'WeChat WeQuit' training program will improve Chinese HSPs' utilization of behavioral and pharmacotherapy interventions for cigarette smoking cessation and increase quit rate for smoking patients.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||2200 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Boosting Chinese Healthcare Service Providers' Utilization of Behavioral and Pharmacotherapy Interventions for Cigarette Smoking Cessation by 'WeChat WeQuit' Program|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||February 1, 2019|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||April 30, 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||April 30, 2020|
Experimental: With smoking cessation training
Participants who allocate to the intervention group will receive regular smoking cessation training program messages by professional team. One to six messages will be sent per day for 8 weeks. Hand copy of behavioral and pharmacotherapy interventions manual will send to each HSP by mail after randomization. One to three messages will be sent per week until the end of the 1-year follow-up. They will also be encouraged to communicate the experience of using behavioral and pharmacotherapy interventions in their group.
Behavioral: 'WeChat WeQuit' smoking cessation training program
Providing 'WeChat WeQuit' smoking cessation training program for healthcare service providers (HSPs) and assessing their utilization of behavioral and pharmacotherapy interventions for cigarette smoking cessation.
No Intervention: Without smoking cessation training
Control group participants will not receive any smoking cessation messages by professional team. They will receive messages of thanking them for being in the study and reminding them of the time until 52-week follow-up. One to six messages will be sent per week for 8 weeks. They will be encouraged to communicate the experience of helping patients quit smoking in their group.
- The effectiveness of 'WeChat WeQuit' training program. [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ]The utilization rate (i.e. rate=smokers treated divided by smokers seen) of behavioral and pharmacotherapy interventions by HSP for smoking patients from 8 to 52-week.
- Prevalence of smoking abstinence [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]The proportion of smoking patients with 7-day point prevalence smoking abstinence (not even a puff of smoke, for the last 7 days) at 4, 8, 12, 16, 20 and continuously abstinence assessed at 24-weeks follow-up.