Support Person Intervention to Promote a Smoking Helpline Among Under Resourced Smokers

Overview

About this study

This pilot study is being done to adapt an effective 1 session phone coaching intervention for nonsmoking support persons to a low income population. This study will also pilot new intervention components including text messaging and health incentives. The goal of the intervention is for support persons to prompt their smoker to use quitline services. To see if these methods are effective, smokers in this study will be asked to complete assessments about their quit attempts and smoking status. The study will also evaluate if the smokers use quitline services or not. The preliminary findings will be used to provide data for an R01 NIH grant submission.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Nonsmoker Inclusion Criteria:

  • Minnesota resident
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Is a never smoker or former smoker (no cigarette smoking in past 6 months)
  • Has a low income defined as receiving state funded health insurance including medical assistance (e.g., Medicaid) or MinnesotaCare
  • Has access to a working cellular telephone with text messaging capabilities
  • Has a mailing address/P.O. box
  • Have regular contact with a current smoker is at least 18 years of age, resides in MN
  • Provided verbal consent

Nonsmoker Exclusion Criteria:

  • Their smoker does not provide written informed consent

Smoker Study Inclusion Criteria:

  • Minnesota resident
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Has a low income defined as receiving state funded health insurance including medical assistance (e.g., Medicaid) or MinnesotaCare
  • Has access to a working phone
  • Has a mailing address/P.O. box
  • Has smoked at least 1 cigarette in the past 30 days (to include both light/intermittent as well as daily/frequent smokers thus enhancing generalizability)
  • Has not participated in a stop smoking program in the past 3 months including receiving pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation
  • Provided written informed consent

Smoker Exclusion Criteria:

  • Their nonsmoker does not provide verbal consent

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Christi Patten, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

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CLS-20303068

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