Mobile Phone Text Messaging Intervention in Reducing Smoking in Older Adults in Rural North Carolina
|Treatments||sgr, support message only|
|Start date||December 2015|
|End date||September 2016|
|Trial size||40 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT02510716, Pro00064813|
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a Scheduled Gradual Reduction (SGR) intervention via SMS (short message service) text messaging plus SMS Support Messages in decreasing smoking in an older adult rural population. The SGR group (n=20) will receive a four-week SGR program delivered via SMS text messages plus SMS support messages. The control group (n=20) will receive SMS support messages to aid in quitting.
Recruiting in the following locations…
|United States||North Carolina and North Dakota|
|Other countries||No locations recruiting|
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
Four week SGR program plus support text messages.
Support text messages only.
Tobacco cessation, defined as quit rate at 30 days, as measured by self-reported abstinence from tobacco use
time frame: 30-days
Feasibility, as measured by proportion of return text messages
time frame: 30 days
Acceptability, as measured by percentage of participants who reported that they would recommend the program to a friend
time frame: 30 days
Male or female participants at least 60 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: 1. Over 60 years of age, 2. Have smoked 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and currently smoke five or more cigarettes a day on average, 3. Have an address in a rural census tract defined by a RUCA code of 4-10, 4. Interested in participating in a cessation program, 5. Own a phone that has texting ability and free texting, 6. Have general knowledge of text messaging and 7. Are willing to receive and respond to text messages from the study teams, throughout the duration of the study. Exclusion Criteria: 1. criteria include non-English speaking patients 2. already participating in a smoking cessation intervention study.
|Official title||Addressing Tobacco Use Disparities in Rural Older Adults Through an Innovative Mobile Phone Intervention: Testing the Feasibility of the Textto4gotobacco Intervention|
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