Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions tobacco addiction, smoking related diseases, adolescent smoking
Treatment photoaging mobile app promoting poster campaign.
Sponsor University of Giessen
Collaborator Heidelberg University
Start date September 2015
End date July 2018
Trial size 12000 participants
Trial identifier NCT02544360, 040890

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine whether photoaging mobile app promoting poster campaigns are effective to reduce smoking prevalence among adolescents in Germany. This is measured via questionnaire.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose prevention
Arm
(Experimental)
Schools in this arm receive a photoaging mobile app promoting poster campaign revealing the effects of smoking on the users face via a self portrait (i.e. a "selfie").
photoaging mobile app promoting poster campaign.
Schools in this arm receive a photoaging mobile app promoting poster campaign revealing the effects of smoking on the users face via a self portrait (i.e. a "selfie").
(No Intervention)
The control group consists of schools participating in the survey but not receiving the intervention.

Primary Outcomes

Measure
The change in smoking prevalence between baseline and 24 months of follow-up between the two groups measured via questionnaires.
time frame: 24 months post intervention

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Difference in attitude towards smoking between the two groups at 24 months follow-up measured via questionnaires.
time frame: 24 months post intervention
The change in never-smokers between baseline and 24 months of follow-up between the two groups measured via questionnaires.
time frame: 24 months post intervention
The difference in the number of quitters (=cigarette smokers at baseline but not at endline) between baseline and 24 months of follow-up between the two groups measured via questionnaires.
time frame: 24 months post intervention
The difference in the number of starters (=starters are participants who are not cigarette smokers at baseline but at endline) between baseline and 24 months of follow-up between the two groups measured via questionnaires.
time frame: 24 months post intervention
The change in smoking prevalence between baseline and 24 months of follow-up between female participants of the two groups measured via questionnaires.
time frame: 24 months post intervention

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 9 years up to 17 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Students from Germany aged 9 to 14 years at baseline attending grades six and seven of regular German secondary schools (such as grammar, general, intermediate or comprehensive school) are eligible. Exclusion Criteria: - Older or younger pupils or pupils from other school types or countries or schools who previously participated in an event where the Smokerface app was presented are not eligible.

Additional Information

Official title Smokerface: A Photoaging Mobile App Promoting Poster Campaign for Preventing Smoking in Secondary Schools: Randomized Controlled Trial
Principal investigator Titus J Brinker
Description This RCT will investigate a novel mean of school-based tobacco prevention: Photoaging app promoting poster campaigns. The effects are measured via questionnaire.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in July 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Giessen.