Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition smoking cessation
Treatments control, intervention
Sponsor Harvard School of Public Health
Collaborator Boston University
Start date June 2015
End date December 2016
Trial size 238 participants
Trial identifier NCT02492633, MAHHU0025-14

Summary

The primary objective of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness of an enhanced intervention vs. a standard intervention to complement a comprehensive smoke-free policy, in a multi-site, privately managed affordable housing context.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind (subject)
Primary purpose prevention
Arm
(Active Comparator)
The Standard Intervention will be offered to residents at all of Beacon Communities properties, regardless of the presence of this study.
control
The Standard Intervention will be offered to residents at all of Beacon Communities properties, regardless of the presence of this study. The standard intervention will be implemented as part of the smoke-free initiative roll out and will consist of: monthly articles in newsletters, re-usable shopping bag giveaways touting cessation messages, information provided via the property websites, and training of Residential Service Coordinators (RSCs) using the 8-session smoking cessation group training provided by the American Lung Association. The RSCs will offer group cessation counseling sessions for residents who would like support to quit smoking.
(Experimental)
At a subset of 6 Beacon Communities properties, residents will receive an 'enhanced intervention' in addition to the 'standard intervention' that Beacon Communities is already providing.
control
The Standard Intervention will be offered to residents at all of Beacon Communities properties, regardless of the presence of this study. The standard intervention will be implemented as part of the smoke-free initiative roll out and will consist of: monthly articles in newsletters, re-usable shopping bag giveaways touting cessation messages, information provided via the property websites, and training of Residential Service Coordinators (RSCs) using the 8-session smoking cessation group training provided by the American Lung Association. The RSCs will offer group cessation counseling sessions for residents who would like support to quit smoking.
intervention
At a subset of 6 Beacon Communities properties, residents will receive an 'enhanced intervention' in addition to the 'standard intervention' that Beacon Communities is already providing. The enhanced intervention will consist of the following: A web-based smoking cessation intervention via Facebook Enhanced gain-framed messaging communicated via several channels. Gain framed messages will incorporate themes of smoking cessation and policies which aim to distinguish from the vast 'library' of traditional messages which focus on loss-framing. A behavioral "nudge" designed to enhance public support for the smoke free policy, through personal adoption and adherence to the policy. This will be done by promoting a publicly viewable "pledge" program.

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Change in cigarettes smoked in the home
time frame: 12 months

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Air quality
time frame: 12 months
Change in motivation to quit smoking
time frame: 12 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Aged 18 and over - Able to speak English or Spanish - A resident of Beacon Communities housing development (12 selected sites) - Thinks that he/she will be living in his/her Beacon Community for at least the next 12 months For Smokers: - Have smoked cigarettes or e-cigarettes in the last week For Non-Smokers: - Self-reported exposure to secondhand smoke in the previous 2 months Exclusion Criteria: - Have another household member enrolled in the study

Additional Information

Official title Prospective Evaluation of a Comprehensive Smoke-Free Public Housing Policy in a Multi-State Setting
Principal investigator Vaughan Rees, PhD
Description Beacon Communities, a private property management company, is unveiling a comprehensive smoking ban at all 52 of its properties. A multi-component, "enhanced" intervention designed to promote, strengthen, and maintain a smoke-free policy across public housing developments will be implemented prior to commencement of the smoke-free policy. The enhanced intervention will be tested against a standard intervention of educational materials and information on cessation options. This study will be open to residents at 12 Beacon Communities properties at which a Resident Service Coordinator (RSC) is located. The primary objective of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness of enhanced intervention vs. standard intervention to support a comprehensive smoke-free policy, in a multi-site, privately managed affordable housing context. A further objective is to develop a toolkit of strategies for the large-scale implementation and maintenance of a smoke-free policy in multi-unit affordable housing developments. The toolkit will be the first to be developed directly from an extensive two-stage qualitative analysis and will apply the lessons learned in this study to provide a sustainable resource for property managers seeking to implement smoke-free policies.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Harvard School of Public Health.