An Internet-Based Smokeless Tobacco Cessation Program for Teens

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 20, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 5, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Oregon Research Institute

Brief Summary:
To compare the efficacy of a targeted, tailored, and highly interactive smokeless tobacco cessation website to a website with more static information that is similar to websites that can be found through a typical Internet search.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Smokeless Tobacco Use Behavioral: Tailored, enhanced condition Behavioral: Usual Care Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 1716 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: QuitSpit: An Internet-Based Smokeless Tobacco Cessation Program for Teens
Study Start Date : May 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Usual Care Behavioral: Usual Care
The Usual Care condition will provide access to typical smokeless tobacco cessation information and links to commonly available Web-based smokeless tobacco cessation resources.
Experimental: Enhanced Behavioral: Tailored, enhanced condition
Intervention will provide a personalized, interactive tobacco cessation Web application, based on existing empirically validated smokeless tobacco cessation programs.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Abstinence from all tobacco [ Time Frame: 3 months and 6 months ]
  2. Abstinence from smokeless tobacco [ Time Frame: 3 months and 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evaluate the relative effectiveness of the two programs on secondary outcomes, including reduction in smokeless tobacco use, number of quit attempts, and confidence in quitting. [ Time Frame: 3 months and 6 months ]
  2. Identify participant characteristics, including demographic characteristics, initial smokeless tobacco use and dependence, and patterns of program use that predict treatment outcomes. [ Time Frame: 3 months and 6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 25 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 14-25 years of age
  • Have access to the Internet
  • Currently using smokeless tobacco products
  • Currently contemplating quitting all tobacco products
  • Able to read and write English; and
  • Willing to share phone number, e-mail, and mailing address with the research project

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00680615

United States, Oregon
Oregon Research Institute
Eugene, Oregon, United States, 97403
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oregon Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Herbert H. Severson, PhD Oregon Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Brian G Danaher, PhD Oregon Research Institute

Responsible Party: Oregon Research Institute Identifier: NCT00680615     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01CA118575 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: May 20, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 5, 2012
Last Verified: September 2012

Keywords provided by Oregon Research Institute:
Smokeless tobacco

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ganglionic Stimulants
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Nicotinic Agonists
Cholinergic Agonists
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Respiratory System Agents