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Researching the Youth Smoking Experience

This study has been completed.
Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation (VTSF)
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Virginia Commonwealth University Identifier:
First received: September 8, 2005
Last updated: January 7, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
The primary hypothesis of this pilot study is that dependence can be prevented in adolescents who smoke, but who are not yet dependent. With this study, we seek to develop and test the feasibility and provide controlled comparisons of two brief smoking dependence-prevention interventions: motivational interviewing with feedback versus a video control. Forty adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18 will be enrolled. The evaluation and dependence-prevention phases will occur during a single 3- to 4-hour session, and the 30-45 minute follow-up sessions will take place approximately one month, three months, six months, and one year after the completion of the evaluation and dependence prevention phases.

Condition Intervention Phase
Behavioral: Feedback and Motivational Interviewing
Behavioral: Smoking Prevention Video
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Researching the Youth Smoking Experience

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Further study details as provided by Virginia Commonwealth University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Smoking rates

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Smoking and quitting motivation

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: January 2001
Study Completion Date: October 2006
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1 Behavioral: Feedback and Motivational Interviewing Behavioral: Smoking Prevention Video
No Intervention: 2

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants must be healthy, between the ages of 12 and 18 years of age, and be current smokers (defined as at least one cigarette in the last week, according to participant self-report).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • In order to ensure that smokers are not yet dependent, adolescents who have smoked more than 10 cigarettes per day each day of the last week will be excluded. Other exclusionary criteria include: history of or current specific health concerns, including cardiovascular disease, pregnancy or current breast feeding.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00156702

United States, Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23298
Sponsors and Collaborators
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation (VTSF)
Principal Investigator: Alison Breland, PhD Virginia Commonwealth University
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Responsible Party: Virginia Commonwealth University Identifier: NCT00156702     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VTSF8520012
Study First Received: September 8, 2005
Last Updated: January 7, 2013

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