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Trial record 27 of 2034 for:    Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation: Financial Incentives

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03849092
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : February 21, 2019
Last Update Posted : February 21, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Charlotta Pisinger, Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen

Brief Summary:

The aim of this intervention is to test if the investigator, by offering a financial incentive to smokers who abstinence from smoking, can:

  1. recruit more smokers with low socioeconomic status to municipal smoking cessation programs
  2. achieve higher abstinence rates at municipal smoking cessation programs among citizens with low economic status - Rather than by use of campaigns (=usual strategy) informing citizens about their options for support at municipal smoking cessation programs?

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Smoking Cessation Behavioral: Financial incentives Behavioral: Campaigns Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

For decades the prevalence of smokers has been declining. However, during the last four years the prevalence is stagnated. All municipalities are offering support to/ and during smoking cessation. Nevertheless, a lot of the municipalities find it very difficult to recruit smokers to their programs - in particular smokers with low socioeconomic status.

Hypothesis: It is assumed that more smokers with low socioeconomic status, which are otherwise very difficult to reach with smoking cessation offerings, will attend in municipal smoking cessation programs if they are offered a financial incentive. It is also assumed that smokers with low socioeconomic status, who have difficulty quitting smoking, will achieve higher smoking cessation rates if they are offered a financial incentive of abstinence from smoking. The target group of this study is therefore smokers with low socioeconomic status (SES).

The study involves 6 intervention municipalities (3 financial incentives municipalities and 3 campaign municipalities), and 6 control municipalities. The investigator conducts matched randomization at municipality level, and matches the municipalities on number of smokers recruited to smoking cessation programs in the previous year (2017).

All 6 intervention municipalities receive 102.000 DKK (16536,43 UDS) which must be used on their intervention. Beside the intervention everything goes on as usual in each municipality. Each municipality is its own control and the change will be analyzed after the intervention. The prevalence of smokers in each municipality is registered as usual by means of the Health Profiles, however not in this study!, which aim not is to measure the number of citizens quitting smoking unaided, but solely aim to focus on the municipals smoking cessation activities.

  1. Intervention in the 3 financial incentives municipalities: the municipalities will make simple invitations and advertisements, showing that smokers can achieve a financial incentive of 1200 DKK if they abstinence from smoking.

    The period of a smoking cessation program is 7 weeks, and participants will receive a financial incentive as a gift voucher the 4 last meeting days, if validated abstinent from smoking.

  2. Intervention in the 3 campaign municipalities: each municipality decides how the campaigns/advertisement should look/be like. However, they have to target smokers with low SES, recommending getting support during smoking cessation.
  3. Control municipalities: 6 "clean" control municipalities perform their smoking cessation activities as usual and do not receive financial resources from CKFF.

The investigators measure validated recruitment- and abstinence rates 6 and 12 months after last session.


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 700 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Financial Incentive of Abstinence From Smoking as a Means of Recruiting Smokers With Low Socioeconomic Status to Smoking Cessation Programs in Municipalities
Actual Study Start Date : January 1, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 31, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 30, 2020

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Financial incentive
3 municipalities will receive 120.000 DKK for financial incentives.
Behavioral: Financial incentives
Cessation programs in municipalities will offer a financial incentive of 1200 DKK to smokers with low socioeconomic status who abstinence from smoking (validated abstinence).

Experimental: Campaigns
3 municipalities will receive 120.000 DKK for campaigns.
Behavioral: Campaigns
Municipalities will design campaigns target smokers with low socioeconomic status, recommending to get support during smoking cessation at smoking cessation programs.

No Intervention: Control
6 "clean" control municipalities perform their smoking cessation activities as usual. They wont receive any financial resources.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Recruitment [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Can we by offering an financial incentive recruit more smokers with low socioeconomic status to municipal smoking cessation programs

  2. Smoking cessation rates [ Time Frame: 6 months and 12 months ]
    Can we by offering a financial incentive achieve higher smoking cessation rates at municipal smoking cessation programs among citizens with low economic status



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: low socioeconomic status and smoker. -

Exclusion Criteria: non smoker, smoking e-cigarettes

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03849092


Contacts
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Contact: Charlotta Pisinger, Professor, MD, PhD, MPH 38633251 charlotta.pinsinger@regionh.dk
Contact: Cecilie Funder, Msc 38633130 cecilie.goltermann.funder@regionh.dk

Locations
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Denmark
Center for Clinical Research and Prevention Recruiting
Frederiksberg, Denmark, 2000
Contact: Charlotta Pisinger, MD PhD MPH    +4538633251    charlotta.pisinger@regionh.dk   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Charlotta Pisinger, Professor, MD, PhD, MPH Centre for Clinical Research and Prevention

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Responsible Party: Charlotta Pisinger, Consultant Senior researcher Ass Prof, Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03849092     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 119404
First Posted: February 21, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 21, 2019
Last Verified: February 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No