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Offering Proactive Tobacco Treatment

2014-07-24 14:05:44 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study uses a proactive outreach strategy, coupled with free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to increase the population impact of tobacco cessation treatment for diverse, low income smokers. Population impact is the product of treatment utilization (i.e., reach or exposure) and treatment efficacy (i.e., smoking abstinence rates among those who utilize treatment).

Description

Participants will be randomized to receive either Usual (Reactive) Care or Proactive Outreach, Telephone Counseling and free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Tobacco Use Cessation

Intervention

proactive outreach (PRO), Free telephone counseling (TC), Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), Usual care (UC)

Location

Steven Fu, M.D.
Minneapolis
Minnesota
United States
55417

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:05:44-0400

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