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Testing Familial Self-affirmation for Smoking Cessation

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03295409
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 27, 2017
Last Update Posted : May 2, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christopher Armitage, University of Manchester

Brief Summary:
Evidence suggests that affirming the self can help people to make changes in their health behavior. Typically, people affirm a personally-important value, but evidence suggests that affirming the values of family ("familial self-affirmation") might exert stronger effects. The aim of the present study is to examine the effects of familial self-affirmation versus standard self-affirmation versus a control group on smoking cessation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Smoking Cessation Behavioral: Self-affirmation Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 123 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Testing Familial Self-affirmation for Smoking Cessation
Actual Study Start Date : October 1, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 28, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : March 31, 2018

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Experimental: Standard self-affirmation

Participants are asked to form a self-affirming implementation intention at the end of a questionnaire:

The beginning to a sentence appears below. Below it are 4 different ways of completing the sentence. On the lines below, please write out the beginning of the sentence and then complete it with 1 of the 4 options we have given you.

If I feel threatened or anxious, then I will…

  • think about the things I value about myself
  • remember things that I have succeeded in
  • think about what I stand for
  • think about things that are important to me

If…___________________________________________________________________

Behavioral: Self-affirmation
Participants are asked to complete a standard questionnaire and on the last page they are asked to form a self-affirming implementation intention by copying out a sentence.

Experimental: Experimental: Familial self-affirmation

Participants are asked to form a self-affirming implementation intention at the end of a questionnaire:

The beginning to a sentence appears below. Below it are 4 different ways of completing the sentence. On the lines below, please write out the beginning of the sentence and then complete it with 1 of the 4 options we have given you.

If I feel threatened or anxious, then I will…

  • think about the things my family and I value about ourselves
  • remember things that my family and I have succeeded in
  • think about what my family and I stand for
  • think about things that are important to my family and me

If…__________________________________________________________________

Behavioral: Self-affirmation
Participants are asked to complete a standard questionnaire and on the last page they are asked to form a self-affirming implementation intention by copying out a sentence.

No Intervention: Control
Participants are asked to complete a questionnaire.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Smoking cessation [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    Self-reported quitting

  2. Quit attempts [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    Self-reported quit attempts

  3. Nicotine dependence [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    Self-reported nicotine dependence

  4. Craving [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    Self-reported cravings


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Habit [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    Self-reported habit

  2. Self-regulation [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    Self-reported self-regulation

  3. Subjective well-being [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    Self-reported subjective well-being



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Smoker

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-smoker
  • Unable or unwilling to complete questionnaire

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03295409


Locations
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Hong Kong
HC Engineering Company
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Perfect Match Wedding Service
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Manchester
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Responsible Party: Christopher Armitage, Professor of Health Psychology, University of Manchester
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03295409    
Other Study ID Numbers: Chun_1
First Posted: September 27, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 2, 2018
Last Verified: May 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Plan Description: Anonymised SPSS file

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No