Individual Study / Squiers et al.; JMIR Res Protoc. 2016

The SmokefreeTXT (SFTXT) Study: Web and Mobile Data Collection to Evaluate Smoking Cessation for Young Adults

The SmokefreeTXT (SFTXT) Study: Web and Mobile Data Collection to Evaluate Smoking Cessation for Young Adults

Initiatives -
The purpose of this paper is to detail the operational methods used to conduct a randomized trial comparing three different versions of the National Cancer Institute's SmokefreeText (SFTXT) program, designed for smokers 18 to 29 years of age. 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
2013
End Year
2015
Funding
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Design

Study design
Clinical trial cohort

Marker Paper

Squiers L, Brown D, Parvanta S, et al. The SmokefreeTXT (SFTXT) Study: Web and Mobile Data Collection to Evaluate Smoking Cessation for Young Adults. JMIR Res Protoc. 2016;5(2):e134. Published 2016 Jun 27. doi:10.2196/resprot.5653

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Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
4,432
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

Adults ages 18 - 29 who have smoked on at least 5 of the past 30 days and who want to stop smoking in the next 30 days.
Selection Criteria
Minimum age
18
Maximum age
29
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • United States of America
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
Other criteria
Smoke cigarettes at least 5 days/month, Be interested in quitting cigarette use, Not be involved in a cessation program, Have an active email account, Be able to receive text messages on their cell phone Be the only member of your household participating in this study, Be willing to share contact information with the study team in order to share information about the study on a timely basis.

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population

Number of participants

Number of participants
4,428
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
To study how well the QuitTXT program helps smokers ages 18 - 29 stop smoking.
Start Date
2013-06
End Date
2015-05
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Mobile phone
    • Smartphone