|Computer-Assisted Counseling in Helping African American Smokers Stop Smoking
RATIONALE: Stop-smoking plans using a nicotine patch, in-person counseling, and computer-assisted counseling may help people stop smoking.
PURPOSE: This randomized clinical trial is studying how well computer-assisted counseling helps African American smokers stop smoking.
Further Study Information
OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. A subset of 20 participants are assigned to arm II for pilot testing. All other participants are randomized to 1 of 2 intervention arms.
All participants complete questionnaires at baseline, during the counseling sessions, and then at approximately 6 months after the quit smoking date.
After completion of study intervention, participants are followed at approximately 6 months.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 500 participants will be accrued for this study.
1. African American
2. Age 21 to 65 years
3. Current Smoker (history of at least 5 cigarettes/day for the last year)
4. Motivated to quit within the next 14 days
5. Participants must provide a viable home address and functioning home telephone number
6. Can speak, read, write in English at a sixth-grade literacy level
7. Provide viable collateral contact information
8. Register "8" or more on a carbon monoxide breath test
1. Contraindication for nicotine patch use
2. Active substance dependence (exclusive of nicotine dependence)
3. Regular use of tobacco products other than cigarettes (cigars, pipes, smokeless)
4. Use of bupropion or nicotine products other than nicotine patches supplied by the study
5. Pregnancy or lactation
6. Any active illness that precludes full participation in the study protocol
7. Another household member enrolled in the study
Trial Lead Organizations/Sponsors
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center at University of TexasNational Cancer Institute
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