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Effects of a Smoking Cessation Program for Prison Inmates

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01417793
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2011 by China Medical University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : August 16, 2011
Last Update Posted : August 16, 2011
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China Medical University Hospital

Brief Summary:

According to WHO database, an average of 540 million people worldwide dies from smoking related diseases every year. The use of tobacco products may reduce the average life expectancy of about 15 years. The data of 2009 from Department of Health Bureau of Health showed 38.57% male adults and 4.75% female adults smoked in Taiwan. Studies about smoking rate within prison inmates were between 64-91.8%, which was over 3 times than the general population. Smoking cessation can lower the risks of smoking related health problems. Two thirds of smokers in Taiwan once tried smoking cessation but the success rate was about 5% every year.

In view of high smoking rate within prison inmates in Taiwan, Agency of Correction, Ministry of Justice announced a smoking cessation program for inmates in April 2010. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of this program and the difference of cessation success rate between various interventional methods, using questionnaires for smokers and smoking cessation clinics database.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Smoking Cessation Behavioral: Smoking Cessation Program Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 500 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Effects of a Smoking Cessation Program for Prison Inmates-A Case Study of a Prison in Central Taiwan
Study Start Date : August 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date : May 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Smoking Cessation Program Behavioral: Smoking Cessation Program
Comparison of smoking cessation rate among different smoking cessation program

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Smoking Cessation Rate [ Time Frame: 6 months after each subject's enrollment ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Prison inmates with age equal or more than 20 years old and have smoked for equal or more than one year

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01417793

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Taichung Prison,Agency of Corrections, Ministry of Justice Recruiting
Taichung, Taiwan, 40852
Contact: Yulung Chen    886-4-23814169      
Sponsors and Collaborators
China Medical University Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Yulung Chen, M.D China Medical University Hospital
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Responsible Party: Yulung Chen, China Medical University Hospital Identifier: NCT01417793    
Other Study ID Numbers: DMR100-IRB-129
First Posted: August 16, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 16, 2011
Last Verified: August 2011
Keywords provided by China Medical University Hospital:
Smoking cessation rate