Cell Phone-Based Expert Systems for Smoking Cessation (TXT)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Pacific Islands Health Care System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01454999
First received: October 14, 2011
Last updated: June 1, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
  Purpose

This project aims to enhance the emotional and physical well-being of veterans through the reduction of smoking by utilizing a web-based, computerized tailored intervention (CTI) with feedback messages delivered via cell phone. CTIs have shown increasing promise as useful behavior change programs for improved health behaviors. A variety of modalities are to deliver personalized CTI information and feedback; however, the ubiquity and sophistication of today's wireless mobile technologies represent new modes of delivery for empirically based smoking cessation and other behavioral health interventions. The CTI is based on the empirically-supported Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change (TTM). A web-based CTI modified for a veteran population will be used to pilot test the effectiveness of the CTI alone and CTI plus individualized text messaging enhancements. The pilot study is a randomized controlled trial to assess the cell phone's feasibility as an intervention modality for changing smoking behaviors. This will be the first study to adapt a smoking cessation Internet-based CTI to provide personalized feedback on a cell phone to reduce smoking behaviors in military veterans.


Condition Intervention Phase
Smoking
Behavioral: CTI
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Cell Phone-Based Expert Systems for Smoking Cessation

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by VA Pacific Islands Health Care System:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Smoking prevalence [ Time Frame: 3-months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    7-day point prevalence (self-report)


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Stage of Change [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Progress through states of change for smoking cessation


Enrollment: 446
Study Start Date: September 2009
Study Completion Date: March 2012
Primary Completion Date: February 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: CTI
Web-based computerized, tailored intervention (CTI) for smoking cessation, based on the transtheoretical model of change.
Behavioral: CTI
Web-based computerized, tailored intervention (CTI) for smoking cessation, based on the transtheoretical model of change.
Experimental: CTI + text
Web-based computerized, tailored intervention (CTI) for smoking cessation, based on the transtheoretical model of change. Tailored feedback messages based on stage of change will also be sent by cell phone.
Behavioral: CTI
Web-based computerized, tailored intervention (CTI) for smoking cessation, based on the transtheoretical model of change.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Male and female veterans, OIF/OEF service preferred 18 years or older Current cigarette smoker Own cell phone with text messaging capabilities Ability to read and comprehend English Beginner level computer literacy Access to a computer with Internet connectivity

Exclusion Criteria:

Lack of basic computer literacy Non-smoker (includes smokeless tobacco use) Unable to read and comprehend English No access to computer with Internet connectivity (applicable if no project computer with Internet access can be arranged) Non-owner of cell phone with text messaging capabilities

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01454999

Locations
United States, Hawaii
VA Pacific Islands Health Care System
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 96819
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Pacific Islands Health Care System
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Patricia J Jordan, PhD Pacific Health Research & Education Institute
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: VA Pacific Islands Health Care System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01454999     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009-05/PJJ 0001
Study First Received: October 14, 2011
Last Updated: June 1, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by VA Pacific Islands Health Care System:
veteran
smoking
stage of change
cell phone
computerized tailored intervention

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 21, 2014