Tobacco Approach Avoidance Training for Adolescent Smokers-2 (AAT-2)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 21, 2012
Last Update Posted : January 20, 2014
VU University of Amsterdam
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, Yale University

June 19, 2012
June 21, 2012
January 20, 2014
May 2012
May 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Number of cigarettes smoked [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
To evaluate if retraining automatic approach tendencies towards smoking stimuli, in combination with CBT, enhances an adolescent's ability to quit smoking following 4 weeks of treatment for smoking cessation.
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Tobacco Approach Avoidance Training for Adolescent Smokers-2
Tobacco Approach Avoidance Training for A Smoking Cessation in Adolescent Smokers- Study 2
This is a two part study. In Study 2, smokers who want to quit smoking will participate in a 4 week smoking cessation program combining weekly cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with weekly regular-AAT or placebo-AAT training. We hypothesize that adolescent smokers will exhibit stronger approach tendencies towards smoking-related stimuli in the tobacco Approach Avoidance Training (AAT) task when compared with nonsmokers and that adolescent smokers who are trained to avoid smoking related stimuli using the AAT will avoid tobacco approach tendencies in the AAT test trials and the Implicit Association Task, when compared to adolescent smokers who are not exposed to AAT training. We also hypothesize that adolescent smokers who are trained to avoid tobacco in a training AAT in combination with CBT will have better abstinence rates compared to those who receive placebo AAT training with CBT.
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Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Behavioral: AAT-experiment
    This AAT condition trains kids to avoid cigarettes
  • Behavioral: AAT-placebo
    This AAT condition is a no contingency continued assessment version (50% approach-cigarettes, 50% avoid cigarettes).
  • Experimental: AAT-avoid cigarette condition
    Adolescent smokers are trained to avoid tobacco in a training AAT
    Intervention: Behavioral: AAT-experiment
  • Placebo Comparator: AAT-no contingency continued assessment
    Intervention: Behavioral: AAT-placebo
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August 2013
May 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Inclusion Criteria:
  • Between ages 13-18 years
  • Able to read and write in English.
  • Smokers: Smoking 5 or more cigarettes daily for at least 6 months; Baseline urine cotinine levels > 500 ng/ml
  • Nonsmokers: Never smokers; Baseline urine cotinine levels < 50 ng/ml

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current criteria for dependence on another psychoactive substance
  • Current diagnosis of psychosis, major depression or panic disorder
  • Regular use of any psychoactive drugs including anxiolytics and antidepressants unless the medication has been taken consistently for 2 months, is currently being monitored by a physician, and the condition for which the medication is taken is considered to be stable
  • Pregnant or lactating girls, based on self report.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
13 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
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United States
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Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, Yale University
Yale University
VU University of Amsterdam
Principal Investigator: Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, Ph.D. Yale University
Yale University
August 2013

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