Increasing Smoking Cessation Counselling in Primary Care Using a Chronic Disease Management System

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
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First received: October 28, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: October 2009
History: No changes posted
This pilot study will determine the feasibility of studying a new smoking cessation management module in an existing chronic disease management system. The new module is intended to help healthcare providers deliver more smoking cessation counselling to their patients.

Condition Intervention
Delivery of Health Care
Smoking Cessation
Other: New, improved smoking cessation management module

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial of the Effect of a New, Improved Smoking Cessation Management Module, Compared With Use of the Standard Version of Such a Management Module, on Smoking Counselling Initiation and Continuation Rates in Primary Care Practices Currently Using P-PROMPT Chronic Disease Management System in Ontario

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Further study details as provided by McMaster University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Smoker Identifying Cards [ Time Frame: 3 months post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Chronic disease management system's activity log [ Time Frame: monthly post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Smoking cessation counselling billing codes from physician's remittance advice files [ Time Frame: monthly post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: November 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Improved module Other: New, improved smoking cessation management module
The intervention that will be tested is an improved smoking cessation management module in an existing chronic disease management system, P-PROMPT CDMS. This module includes the following components: a) the Patient Care Status and Update Form, b) the smoking registry and c) patient prompts.
No Intervention: Standard module


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Physician subscribers to P-PROMPT CDMS

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Paper users
  • Physicians expected to retire during the course of the study
  • Physicians whose billing files are not set-up with DataSynch
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01004276

Canada, Ontario
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4L8
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 2S1
Sponsors and Collaborators
McMaster University
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Principal Investigator: Natalie T. MacLeod, M.Sc. Candidate McMaster University
Principal Investigator: Rolf J. Sebaldt, MD McMaster University
Principal Investigator: Peter Selby, MD Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  More Information

Responsible Party: Natalie T. MacLeod, McMaster University Identifier: NCT01004276     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-341 
Study First Received: October 28, 2009
Last Updated: October 28, 2009
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Keywords provided by McMaster University:
primary health care
delivery of health care
smoking cessation
chronic disease
disease management
pilot projects

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Disease
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes processed this record on May 26, 2016