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

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified April 2006 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00245076
First received: October 25, 2005
Last updated: February 6, 2009
Last verified: April 2006
  Purpose

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

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


Condition Intervention
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Behavioral: smoking cessation intervention
Other: internet-based intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Evaluation of the Impact of a Bulletin Board on a Web-Based Smoking Cessation Intervention

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Abstinence for 7 consecutive days and 24 hours at 1, 3, and 6 months [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Visits to the website after registration at 1, 3, and 6 months [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Satisfaction with the website at 1, 3, and 6 months [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Study Start Date: April 2005
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  • Determine the perception of utility of the current, publicly accessible version of the smokefree.gov 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 smokefree.gov 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.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • 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

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Performance status

  • Not specified

Life expectancy

  • Not specified

Hematopoietic

  • Not specified

Hepatic

  • Not specified

Renal

  • Not specified

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Any prior or concurrent therapy allowed

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00245076

Locations
United States, Maryland
Tobacco Control Research Branch
Rockville, Maryland, United States, 20852
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Stoddard, PhD, MA National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00245076     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000450773, TCRB-OHSR-2765
Study First Received: October 25, 2005
Last Updated: February 6, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 16, 2014