Combined Treatment for Tobacco and Alcohol Use in Puerto Rico

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00570804
First received: December 7, 2007
Last updated: November 20, 2013
Last verified: November 2013
  Purpose

Objectives:

  1. Assess MAPS and MAPS+ effects on alcohol at-risk behaviors and smoking cessation.
  2. Assess MAPS and MAPS+ effects on treatment mechanisms (increased self-efficacy, decreased temptations/craving, decreased stress and negative affect) and the role of those mechanisms in mediating MAPS and MAPS+ effects on alcohol at-risk behaviors and smoking cessation.
  3. Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of MAPS and MAPS+ in the reduction of at-risk drinking and smoking cessation.

Condition Intervention
Smoking
Behavioral: Telephone Counseling
Behavioral: Telephone Assessments

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Oral Cancer Risk Reduction Through Combined Treatment for Tobacco and Alcohol Use

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Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Continuous outcome variables (including number of drinks per day, self-efficacy, etc.) [ Time Frame: 2 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 370
Study Start Date: December 2007
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
MAPS+

MAPS+ (Motivation and Problem-Solving Plus):

Counseling using specific treatment approach that focuses on combined smoking cessation and the reduction of at-risk alcohol use.

Behavioral: Telephone Counseling
7 counseling calls where quit date set on first counseling call; then counseling calls on quit date, 3-5 days after quit date, 7-10 days after quit date, 15-30 days after quit date, 45-60 days after quit date, and 90 days after quit date, each taking about 15 to 30 minutes to complete.
Behavioral: Telephone Assessments
4 assessment telephone calls at Weeks 12, 26 and 52 (interview by a research staff member), taking about 30 minutes each to complete.
Other Names:
  • Survey
  • Questionnaire
MAPS

MAPS (Motivation and Problem-Solving):

Counseling treatment approach with a focus on smoking cessation.

Behavioral: Telephone Counseling
7 counseling calls where quit date set on first counseling call; then counseling calls on quit date, 3-5 days after quit date, 7-10 days after quit date, 15-30 days after quit date, 45-60 days after quit date, and 90 days after quit date, each taking about 15 to 30 minutes to complete.
Behavioral: Telephone Assessments
4 assessment telephone calls at Weeks 12, 26 and 52 (interview by a research staff member), taking about 30 minutes each to complete.
Other Names:
  • Survey
  • Questionnaire

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Detailed Description:

Participants for this study will be recruited mainly through media advertisements (such as TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, etc.).

If you are interested in participating in this study, you will be asked to provide demographic information, such as your name, telephone number, and address. You will then be mailed a packet, which will include a copy of this informed consent document, self-help reading materials, and a guide to answering the questionnaires.

Within about 2 weeks after you have received your packet, you will be interviewed by a research staff member by phone. You will be given detailed information about this study as part of the consent process. This is a telephone counseling study. Please read this copy of the consent very carefully. When the research staff member calls you in about 2 weeks, he or she will review this consent form with you. You should ask any questions you have about the consent or the study, and discuss any concerns you have with the research staff member. After discussing the consent and the study with the research staff member, you will be asked if you have read and understood the consent, and asked if you agree to participate in this study. Your consent to participate in this study will be tape recorded. This is so researchers can verify (know) that you have freely consented to participating in this study. You should keep this copy of the consent, and you may ask questions about it and/or the study at any time.

If you agree to participate, you will then go over several questionnaires with the interviewer. You may be asked questions about your living situation, mood, depression, anxiety, sleeping habits, appetite, smoking and alcohol use habits, social status, finances, job, physical activity, and support base (family and/or friends). Then a quit date will be set as well as the first telephone counseling call. This interview may take a total of about 1 hour to complete.

After this interview, participants will be randomly picked (as in the toss of a coin) to be in one of 2 groups. One group will receive standard quit-smoking counseling to help decrease their risk of cancer. The other group will also receive counseling, which will focus on decreasing the risk of getting cancer by decreasing smoking and alcohol use.

Your counselor will be contacting you to set up your first counseling call. You will receive a total of 7 counseling calls. You will discuss the timing of the counseling calls with your counselor based upon when it is felt to be most beneficial for you. Depending on which group you are in, you will be counseled on strategies for quitting smoking and/or decreasing alcohol use to help decrease your risk of cancer. These calls will take about 15 to 30 minutes each to complete.

At Weeks 12, 26 and 52, you will be interviewed by telephone by a research staff member, who will cover the same information as before. These evaluation (assessment) calls will take about 30 minutes each to complete. You will receive a total of 4 assessment phone calls. You will receive a total of 11 calls (including the counseling and assessment calls) over about a 12-month period of time.

Your counseling calls (not the assessment calls) will be tape recorded. You will be reminded before each counseling call that it will be taped recorded. This is so researchers can make sure that correct procedures are being followed. Only the study staff will be allowed to listen to these tapes. Your identity will be kept secure and confidential. These tapes will be erased when this study has ended.

Your participation in this study will be over after the assessment call at Week 52.

This is an investigational study. Up to 370 participant will take part in this multicenter study. None will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Current (daily) smoker requesting help for smoking cessation
  2. Exhibit at least one of the following criteria for at-risk drinking: a) an average of =/> 2 alcoholic beverages/day during the past 30 days for men or =/>1 drink/day for women, OR b) two or more occasions of consuming /=> 5 alcoholic beverages during the past 30 days for men or =/>4 drinks for women, OR c) in the past 30 days, driving after consuming =/>3 drinks.
  3. Age 18 or above
  4. Motivated to quit smoking in the next 30 days
  5. Viable (working) telephone number and home address
  6. No other household member enrolled in this protocol
  7. Residing in Puerto Rico
  8. Must score less than or equal to 15 on the AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test)

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Currently incarcerated or in jail
  2. Currently pregnant
  3. Score equal to or more than 16 on the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) measure.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00570804

Locations
United States, Texas
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: David Wetter, PhD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00570804     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005-0791
Study First Received: December 7, 2007
Last Updated: November 20, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Smoking Cessation
Puerto Rico Quitline
Motivational Relapse Prevention
Oral Cancer
Risk Reduction
Tobacco Use
Alcohol Use
MAPS
Motivation and Problem-Solving
Telephone Interview
Counseling

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alcohol Drinking
Drinking Behavior

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 29, 2014