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The Tobacco Status Project (TSP): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a Facebook smoking cessation intervention for young adults

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, September 2015
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Title
The Tobacco Status Project (TSP): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a Facebook smoking cessation intervention for young adults
Published in
BMC Public Health, September 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-2217-0
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Authors

Danielle E. Ramo, Johannes Thrul, Kevin L. Delucchi, Pamela M. Ling, Sharon M. Hall, Judith J. Prochaska

Abstract

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of premature morbidity and mortality in the United States. Young adults are less successful at quitting, use cessation treatment less often than smokers of other ages, and can be a challenge to retain in treatment. Social media, integrated into the lives of many young adults, represents a promising strategy to deliver evidence-based smoking cessation treatment to a large, diverse audience. The goal of this trial is to test the efficacy of a stage-based smoking cessation intervention on Facebook for young adults age 18 to 25 on smoking abstinence, reduction in cigarettes smoked, and thoughts about smoking abstinence. This is a randomized controlled trial. Young adult smokers throughout the United States are recruited online and randomized to either the 3 month Tobacco Status Project intervention on Facebook or a referral to a smoking cessation website. The intervention consists of assignment to a secret Facebook group tailored to readiness to quit smoking (precontemplation, contemplation, preparation), daily Facebook contacts tailored to readiness to quit smoking, weekly live counseling sessions, and for those in preparation, weekly Cognitive Behavioral Therapy counseling sessions on Facebook. Primary outcome measure is biochemically-verified 7-day point prevalence abstinence from smoking at posttreatment (3 months), 6, and 12 months. Secondary outcome measures are reduction of 50 % or more in cigarettes smoked, 24 h quit attempts, and commitment to abstinence at each time point. A secondary aim is to test, within the TSP condition, the effect of a monetary incentive at increasing engagement in the intervention. This randomized controlled trial is testing a novel Facebook intervention for treating young adults' tobacco use. If efficacious, the social media intervention could be disseminated widely and expanded to address additional health risks. ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT02207036 , May 13, 2014.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 2%
Brazil 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Romania 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Unknown 104 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 19%
Researcher 20 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 10%
Student > Bachelor 9 8%
Other 24 22%
Unknown 13 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 23%
Psychology 22 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 13%
Social Sciences 10 9%
Computer Science 5 5%
Other 12 11%
Unknown 22 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 April 2016.
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