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Article: Effectiveness of WhatsApp online group discussion for smoking relapse prevention: protocol for a pragmatic randomized controlled trial

TitleEffectiveness of WhatsApp online group discussion for smoking relapse prevention: protocol for a pragmatic randomized controlled trial
Authors
KeywordsGroup discussion
intervention
randomized controlled trial
relapse prevention
smoking cessation
Issue Date2020
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1360-0443
Citation
Addiction, 2020, Epub 2020-02-27 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground and aims: Sustained psychosocial support via online social groups may help former tobacco users maintain abstinence. This study aims to examine the effectiveness of participating in a WhatsApp social group for long‐term smoking cessation. Design: Two‐arm, open‐labelled, pragmatic, individually randomized controlled trial. Setting: All participants are service users of smoking cessation clinics, and all interventions are delivered via mobile phones. Participants: Participants included 1008 adult quitters who self‐report no tobacco use in the past 3–30 days. Interventions: The intervention group (n = 504) will join a WhatsApp social group to receive standardized and theory‐based reminders of smoking relapse prevention and participate in discussion with other WhatsApp group members using their own mobile phones. All social groups will be led by counselors or specialist nurse practitioners. The control group (n = 504) will receive similar reminders via short messages to their own mobile phones but will not interact with other participants. The intervention duration for both groups is 8 weeks. Both groups will receive a booklet at baseline about how to prevent smoking relapse. Measurements: The primary outcome is biochemically validated tobacco abstinence at 12 months after consent. Comments: The findings will provide evidence concerning the utility of operating online social group discussion for prevention of smoking relapse and sustaining long‐term abstinence.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/282189
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2020 Impact Factor: 6.526
2020 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.424
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dc.contributor.authorCheung, YTD-
dc.contributor.authorChan, CHH-
dc.contributor.authorHo, KS-
dc.contributor.authorFok, WYP-
dc.contributor.authorConway, M-
dc.contributor.authorWong, CKH-
dc.contributor.authorLi, WHC-
dc.contributor.authorWang, MP-
dc.contributor.authorLam, TH-
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-05T14:31:55Z-
dc.date.available2020-05-05T14:31:55Z-
dc.date.issued2020-
dc.identifier.citationAddiction, 2020, Epub 2020-02-27-
dc.identifier.issn0965-2140-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/282189-
dc.description.abstractBackground and aims: Sustained psychosocial support via online social groups may help former tobacco users maintain abstinence. This study aims to examine the effectiveness of participating in a WhatsApp social group for long‐term smoking cessation. Design: Two‐arm, open‐labelled, pragmatic, individually randomized controlled trial. Setting: All participants are service users of smoking cessation clinics, and all interventions are delivered via mobile phones. Participants: Participants included 1008 adult quitters who self‐report no tobacco use in the past 3–30 days. Interventions: The intervention group (n = 504) will join a WhatsApp social group to receive standardized and theory‐based reminders of smoking relapse prevention and participate in discussion with other WhatsApp group members using their own mobile phones. All social groups will be led by counselors or specialist nurse practitioners. The control group (n = 504) will receive similar reminders via short messages to their own mobile phones but will not interact with other participants. The intervention duration for both groups is 8 weeks. Both groups will receive a booklet at baseline about how to prevent smoking relapse. Measurements: The primary outcome is biochemically validated tobacco abstinence at 12 months after consent. Comments: The findings will provide evidence concerning the utility of operating online social group discussion for prevention of smoking relapse and sustaining long‐term abstinence.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1360-0443-
dc.relation.ispartofAddiction-
dc.rightsPreprint This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: [FULL CITE], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article using the DOI]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions. Postprint This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: [FULL CITE], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article using the DOI]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectGroup discussion-
dc.subjectintervention-
dc.subjectrandomized controlled trial-
dc.subjectrelapse prevention-
dc.subjectsmoking cessation-
dc.titleEffectiveness of WhatsApp online group discussion for smoking relapse prevention: protocol for a pragmatic randomized controlled trial-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailCheung, YTD: takderek@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailWong, CKH: carlosho@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLi, WHC: william3@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailWang, MP: mpwang@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH: hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.authorityLi, WHC=rp00528-
dc.identifier.authorityWang, MP=rp01863-
dc.identifier.authorityLam, TH=rp00326-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/add.15027-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85082721025-
dc.identifier.hkuros309831-
dc.identifier.volumeEpub 2020-02-27-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000520736000001-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-
dc.identifier.issnl0965-2140-

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