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Quit and Win Contests to Improve Smoking Cessation Among College Students

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01096108
First Posted: March 30, 2010
Last Update Posted: August 22, 2014
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Collaborator:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  Purpose

Standard Quit and Win contests, in which smokers typically quit for one month in return for the opportunity to win prizes, are simple and easy to implement and may be cost-effective in encouraging smokers to quit. By extending contest length and enhancing counseling content, Quit and Win contests may be more effective at encouraging smoking abstinence.

This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of extended and content-enhanced Quit and Win contests to enhance smoking abstinence at college campuses.


Condition Intervention
Tobacco Use Cessation Behavioral: Standard contest (1 month) Behavioral: Motivational and Problem-Solving Behavioral: Extended Contests

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Enhancing Quit and Win Contests to Improve Smoking Cessation Among College Students

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Further study details as provided by University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy of extended versus standard quit and win contests [ Time Frame: 6 Months ]
    The aim is to evaluate the separate and combined efficacy of increased dose of treatment and adding counseling to enhance smoking abstinence among college students


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy of motivational and problem solving counseling versus no counseling [ Time Frame: 6 Months ]
    The aim is to 1) determine relative cost-effectiveness of extended incentives and motivational and problem-solving (MAPS) counseling. 2) Examine potential mediators and moderators of intervention effects.


Enrollment: 1318
Study Start Date: April 2010
Study Completion Date: March 2013
Primary Completion Date: November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Standard Contest
Smoking abstinence, 1 prize award (month 1)
Behavioral: Standard contest (1 month)
Smoking abstinence, 1 prize award (month 1)
Experimental: Standard Contest plus MAPS
Smoking abstinence, 1 prize award (month 1) plus motivational and problem-solving counseling (MAPS - Counseling phone calls); 20 weeks.
Behavioral: Standard contest (1 month)
Smoking abstinence, 1 prize award (month 1)
Behavioral: Motivational and Problem-Solving
Counseling phone calls
Experimental: Extended Contests
Smoking abstinence, 3 contest prize awards (contests 1, 2 and 3)
Behavioral: Extended Contests
Smoking abstinence, 3 contest prize awards (contests 1, 2 and 3)
Experimental: Extended Contests plus MAPS
Extended quit and win contests (3 successive monthly contests) plus motivational and problem-solving counseling (MAPS). {Smoking abstinence, 3 contest prize awards (contests 1, 2 and 3) plus Counseling phone calls.
Behavioral: Motivational and Problem-Solving
Counseling phone calls
Behavioral: Extended Contests
Smoking abstinence, 3 contest prize awards (contests 1, 2 and 3)

Detailed Description:

Participants will be randomized to 1 of 4 treatment groups with varying counseling treatments and contest lengths. All participants receive a 2 week supply of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and weekly support emails. Follow-up assessment surveys occur at 1, 3, 4 and 6 months post enrollment.

Participants who have completed the follow-up assessment surveys and self-reported that they are tobacco-free will be asked to provide a urine sample in order to verify abstinence.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Enrolled full or part-time at one of the participating campuses
  • Smoke at least 10 days per month
  • Intending to be in school for the entire academic year (i.e., next 2 semesters)
  • Willing to provide a baseline urine sample to verify smoking status
  • Able to read English
  • Access to working telephone for phone-based counseling and surveys
  • Access to a computer with internet access
  • Provide written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior to concurrent enrollment in this study through a different college campus or in a different academic year
  • those who have used a cessation aid within the last 7 days
  • pregnant or planning to become pregnant in next 3 months
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01096108


Locations
United States, Minnesota
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Janet L Thomas, Ph.D. Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01096108     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008NTLS155
0901S57761 ( Other Identifier: IRB, University of Minnesota )
R01 HL093114-01 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute )
First Submitted: March 29, 2010
First Posted: March 30, 2010
Last Update Posted: August 22, 2014
Last Verified: August 2014

Keywords provided by University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute:
Smoking cessation
Quit smoking
Quit & Win