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Improving Household Air Quality in Homes With Children (ProjFreshAir)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01634334
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 6, 2012
Last Update Posted : April 14, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Melbourne Hovell, San Diego State University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine if real-time feedback (lights/sounds) from small smoke particle monitors and brief coaching will encourage parents to reduce young children's secondhand tobacco smoke exposure in their home.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lung Diseases Asthma Behavioral: Real-Time Intervention Behavioral: Usual Education Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The purpose of this efficacy study is to test whether children's home secondhand tobacco smoke exposure (measured by cotinine & nicotine assays, fine particulates and reports of smoking in the home and/or home smoking bans) can be reduced by using custom particle monitors to provide real-time feedback to household residents plus brief advice/praise.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 298 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Innovation for Smoke-Free Homes: Real-Time Feedback
Study Start Date : May 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2016

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Real-time Intervention Behavioral: Real-Time Intervention
Lights and Sound Brief Coaching

Active Comparator: Usual Education
Participants will receive usual education about secondhand and thirdhand smoke.
Behavioral: Usual Education
Participants will receive usual education about secondhand smoke and thirdhand smoke.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Secondhand Smoke Reduction [ Time Frame: Measured from baseline upto 5 months ]
    Parental report and child urine cotinine.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Home Smoking Ban [ Time Frame: Measured from baseline upto 5 months. ]
    Parental report of home smoking ban and environmental data collection.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Families with at least one parent or guardian (18 years of age or older),
  • Household resident who smokes tobacco,
  • Child under fourteen years old exposed to tobacco smoking in the home
  • Plans to live in San Diego County for at least three months.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01634334

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United States, California
SDSU - Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health
San Diego, California, United States, 92123
Sponsors and Collaborators
San Diego State University
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Principal Investigator: Melbourne F Hovell, PhD, MPH SDSU - Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health

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Responsible Party: Melbourne Hovell, Principal Investigator, San Diego State University Identifier: NCT01634334     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01HL103684 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: July 6, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 14, 2016
Last Verified: April 2016
Keywords provided by Melbourne Hovell, San Diego State University:
Secondhand smoke
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases