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
The aim of this intervention is to test if the investigator, by offering a financial incentive to smokers who abstinence from smoking, can:
- recruit more smokers with low socioeconomic status to municipal smoking cessation programs
- 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|
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||700 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|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|
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).
3 municipalities will receive 120.000 DKK for 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.
- Recruitment [ Time Frame: 12 months ]Can we by offering an financial incentive recruit more smokers with low socioeconomic status to municipal smoking cessation programs
- 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
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03849092
|Contact: Charlotta Pisinger, Professor, MD, PhD, MPHemail@example.com|
|Contact: Cecilie Funder, Mscfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Center for Clinical Research and Prevention||Recruiting|
|Frederiksberg, Denmark, 2000|
|Contact: Charlotta Pisinger, MD PhD MPH +4538633251 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Charlotta Pisinger, Professor, MD, PhD, MPH||Centre for Clinical Research and Prevention|