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Smokefree.Gov Website in Helping United States Federal Employees Quit Smoking

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: NCT00245076
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 27, 2005
Last Update Posted : May 1, 2015
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Stop-smoking information on the website may help people quit smoking and remain a nonsmoker.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying how well the website works with an electronic bulletin board in helping United States federal employees quit smoking.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific Behavioral: smoking cessation intervention Other: internet-based intervention Not Applicable

Detailed Description:


  • Determine the perception of utility of the current, publicly accessible version of the website and the addition of an electronic bulletin board and its features, including open-ended comments, in promoting smoking cessation among United States federal employees who are currently smokers.
  • Determine the use of this tool, in terms of average length of time spent on the website, number of page clicks, most popular page clicks, and key interest areas, among these participants.
  • Determine the changes in smoking habits, in terms of smoking reduction and short- and long-term abstinence, among these participants.

OUTLINE: This is an open-label study.

Participants are encouraged to use the website as frequently as needed for support and resources while trying to quit smoking and become, and remain, nonsmokers. Participants are invited to provide feedback on the usefulness of self-help guidelines and several other tools. Participants complete questionnaires evaluating the website at study entry and at 1, 3, and 6 months after study entry.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 4,200 participants will be accrued for this study.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Evaluation of the Impact of a Bulletin Board on a Web-Based Smoking Cessation Intervention
Study Start Date : April 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2007

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Abstinence for 7 consecutive days and 24 hours at 1, 3, and 6 months

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Visits to the website after registration at 1, 3, and 6 months
  2. Satisfaction with the website at 1, 3, and 6 months

Information from the National Library of Medicine

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Currently smokes > 1 cigarette daily by self reporting
  • Planning to quit smoking in the next 90 days by self reporting
  • Must be a federal employee or federally employed


Performance status

  • Not specified

Life expectancy

  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not specified

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Any prior or concurrent therapy allowed

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00245076

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United States, Maryland
Tobacco Control Research Branch
Rockville, Maryland, United States, 20852
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Stoddard, PhD, MA National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00245076    
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000450773
First Posted: October 27, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 1, 2015
Last Verified: April 2006
Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific