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Inspired: Smartphone Videogame-Based Smoking Cessation Intervention

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: NCT03929003
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 26, 2019
Last Update Posted : March 10, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rowan University

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE September 26, 2017
First Posted Date  ICMJE April 26, 2019
Last Update Posted Date March 10, 2020
Actual Study Start Date  ICMJE April 5, 2019
Actual Primary Completion Date January 1, 2020   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: April 24, 2019)
Smoking abstinence [ Time Frame: 7 days ]
self-report of smoking abstinence over the previous 7-day period.
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: April 24, 2019)
Demographic [ Time Frame: 7 weeks ]
description of participants
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Inspired: Smartphone Videogame-Based Smoking Cessation Intervention
Official Title  ICMJE Breathe Free: Smartphone Videogame-Based Incentives for Smoking Cessation
Brief Summary The investigators are testing a new, smartphone videogame-based intervention for smoking cessation.
Detailed Description The investigators have developed a novel smartphone videogame, where smokers are required to submit breath carbon monoxide samples to demonstrate smoking abstinence, and where they will earn game-based rewards contingent on meeting CO goals. Players will be working with teams to earn group and social rewards to help advance their game.
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Not Applicable
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description:
Two group randomization
Masking: Single (Participant)
Masking Description:
Participants will not be told whether they are in the control or experimental group.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Smoking Cessation
Intervention  ICMJE Behavioral: Inspired
The investigators will be studying the ability of using videogame-based rewards to increase smoking abstinence when they are made contingent on meeting abstinence goals.
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Experimental: Contingent
    Participants in this arm will be required to meet CO goals in order to earn game-based rewards.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Inspired
  • Active Comparator: Non-contingent
    Participants in this arm will submit CO verifications but will earn game-based rewards independent of meeting CO goals.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Inspired
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: March 9, 2020)
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: April 24, 2019)
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE January 20, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date January 1, 2020   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Inclusionary criteria: Participants will be required to be of legal smoking age (>19 in Alabama, Alaska, New Jersey, Utah, and in Onondaga, Nassau and Suffolk Counties in New York, > 18 years of age in the remainder of the United States). Participants must also report smoking >10 cigarettes per day, report smoking for >2 years, answer 8 or higher on a Likert scale asking how much the person wishes to quit smoking right now (1 = not at all, 10 =very much), have a smartphone with a data plan and active contract extending for at least two months from the enrollment date (i.e., the duration of the study), and reside in the U.S. Participants in the study must submit an initial CO reading > 10ppm (to prevent nonsmokers from enrolling in the study), Literacy will be assessed by having the participant read the first few lines of the consent form out loud, and will be an inclusion criterion because elements of "Breathe Free" will require reading.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals will be excluded from the study if they report smoking any combustible products >2 times per month, report unstable medical/psychiatric conditions that might interfere with the study objectives (e.g., asthma), report living with someone who smokes in the house, or has a career that results in excessive exposure to CO. All excluded participants will be emailed the following smoking cessation information: the "Clearing the Air" packet developed by the National Cancer Institute,,, and the National Academies Press "Dying to quit."
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE Yes
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT03929003
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE ProG0520140170
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE
Plan to Share IPD: No
Responsible Party Rowan University
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Rowan University
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE Not Provided
PRS Account Rowan University
Verification Date March 2020

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