Individual Study / Pechmann et al.; Tob Control. 2017

Randomised Controlled Trial Evaluation of Tweet2Quit: A Social Network Quit-Smoking Intervention

Randomised Controlled Trial Evaluation of Tweet2Quit: A Social Network Quit-Smoking Intervention

Initiatives -
A novel Twitter-deliveredintervention for smoking cessation, Tweet2Quit, whichsends daily, automated communications to small,private, self-help groups to encourage high-quality,online, peer-to-peer discussions was evaluate. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2012
End Year
2013
Funding
This research was supported by an NIH R34 Innovation grant DA030538

Design

Study design
Clinical trial cohort

Marker Paper

Pechmann C, Delucchi K, Lakon CM, Prochaska JJ. Randomised controlled trial evaluation of Tweet2Quit: a social network quit-smoking intervention. Tob Control. 2017;26(2):188‐194. doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052768

PUBMED 26928205

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
160
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

Participants were 160 smokers (4 cohorts of 40/cohort), aged 18-59 years, who intended to quit smoking, used Facebook daily, texted weekly, and had mobile phones with unlimited texting.
Selection Criteria
Minimum age
18
Maximum age
58
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • United States of America
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
Other criteria
smokers

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population

Number of participants

Number of participants
160
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
A novel Twitter-deliveredintervention for smoking cessation, Tweet2Quit, whichsends daily, automated communications to small,private, self-help groups to encourage high-quality,online, peer-to-peer discussions was evaluate.
Start Date
2012-01
End Date
2014-06
Data sources
  • Social media
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Tweet2Quit