Pilot Study of the Feasibility of Palm Pilots in Monitoring Smoking Behavior in Individuals With Chronic Mental Illness
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
The goal of this open trial is to pilot the use of palm pilots as a tool for monitoring smoking behavior in individuals with serious mental illness. That is, the investigators aim to assess the usefulness and feasibility of using Palm Pilots as a tool for monitoring smoking behavior and for coaching participants to use a strategy for delaying and reducing cigarette use.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||Pilot Study of the Feasibility of Palm Pilots in Monitoring Smoking Behavior in Individuals With Chronic Mental Illness|
- We will compare palm-recordings with paper and pencil recordings to examine how well these correlate.
- Correlations will be used to compare the total number of smoked cigarettes reported by the daily ratings (paper and pencil or palm pilot) to participants' report of their weekly totals.
- We will measure the frequency at which participants access a screen on the Palm Pilot that presents the "4 D's," which are four strategies for delaying or reducing cigarette use.
- Repeated measured t-tests will be used to compare participants' cotinine levels before and after participating in this program.
- We will use an independent samples t-test to compare satisfaction scores for the two monitoring methods.
- We will assess the degree of compliance with completing the mood rating scale (how many out of 7 were completed in the week) and will compare compliance rates for the Palm and paper-and-pencil versions using an independent samples t-test.
- We will assess the amount of training time required to train participants to use either the paper and pencil or Palm Pilot versions of the monitoring form.
|Study Start Date:||June 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||October 2005|
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Freedom Trail Clinic|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114|
|Principal Investigator:||Michelle Friedman-Yakoobian, Ph.D.||Freedom Trail Clinic|