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Conversational agents (CAs) are computer-powered digital coaches designed to form long-term social-emotional connections with users through conversations. We have developed a CA for cigarette smoking cessation, called QuitBot. In a two-arm pilot randomized trial (N = 300), we will compare the QuitBot CA (n = 150) with national government smoking cessation text messaging programSmokefree TXT (n = 150), to assess 12-week usability, receptivity, and preliminary cessation results.
Cigarette smoking is the most preventable cause of cancer in the US, accounting for one-third of all cancer deaths. Within the CCSG 13-county catchment area, there are enormous disparities in adult cigarette smoking rates. Our recently completed WebQuit website RCT for smoking cessation had low engagement and no personalization to users' needs. Fortunately, a potentially game-changing solution to the problems of engagement and lack of personalization provide a new direction for my research. Advances in machine learning, natural language processing, and cloud computing are making it possible to create and widely disseminate conversational agents (CAs), which are computer-powered digital coaches designed to form long-term social-emotional connections with users through conversations. We have developed a CA for cigarette smoking cessation, called QuitBot, and in a two-arm pilot randomized trial (N = 300), we will compare the QuitBot CA (n = 150) with the national government smoking cessation text messaging program SmokefreeTXT (n = 150). Twelve-week usability, receptivity, and preliminary cessation results will provide critical and timely pilot data.
Conversational agent-delivered intervention (QuitBot), Text message-delivered intervention (Standard of care program)
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Not yet recruiting
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2018-07-19T11:44:11-0400
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Works consisting of discourses for the purpose of religious instruction or exhortation, especially one based on a text of Scripture and delivered by a member of the clergy, as part of a religious service. (From: Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Published records of the papers delivered at or issued on the occasion of individual congresses, symposia, and meetings; abstracts of papers delivered at such congresses; reports of the officers and delegates of such congresses; combinations of the foregoing; or proceedings of the conference of a society if they are not limited to matters of internal organization.
Communication between CELL PHONE users via the Short Message Service protocol which allows the interchange of short written messages.
Agents delivered into the nostrils in the form of a mist or spray.
Pharmacologic agents in the form of a mist or spray delivered into the body through the mouth.
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