UW-CTRI has 1 new study and 6 other active studies. Here is the new study:
Pilot Study of Practice Quitting Smoking and Paced Cigarette Puffing. One goal of this study is to collect pilot data that can be used to improve study procedures. Another goal is to demonstrate the feasibility and safety of remote monitoring of abstinence and paced puffing among adults who smoke daily and agree to practice quitting four times, for up to one full day each time. Procedures to be evaluated and improved are:
- Assessing participant levels of carbon monoxide (CO) remotely with a personal CO-monitor, smartphone app, and video chat.
- Supervising paced puffing and assessing subjective reactions to paced puffing in real time via video chat or phone.
- Verifying adherence to paced-puffing instructions not to inhale. This will be done by assessing change in CO from immediately before to immediately after puffing each of a maximum of three cigarettes per paced-puffing session.
Specific aims are:
- To assess the success of remote monitoring of abstinence by tracking: participant response rates and practice-quitting adherence rates.
- To assess the success of remote monitoring of paced puffing by tracking: the number of paced-puffing trials in which CO increased by five or more parts per million and monitoring failure rates (e.g., due to signal loss or other procedural failure). Descriptive data regarding the number of paced puffing trials completed (out of a maximum of three per session), and reasons for discontinuation will be computed as well.
- To refine remote monitoring procedures using qualitative feedback from participants about study technology and procedures.
July 2018-Sept 2018, $3000. Funded by the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Danielle McCarthy, PI.