A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial of a Combination of Pharmacotherapy and Culturally Tailored Cognitive Behavior Therapy With Korean Americans
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Seventy-seven Korean immigrants participated in a Stage 1-b study (a pilot clinical trial). At 6-month follow-up (based on currently available data), 46.2% and 15.8% of participants in intervention and control condition, respectively (odds ratio = 4.57, 95% confidence interval = 1.56-13.40, P = 0.004) had prolonged abstinence (having not smoked even a puff after the first two-week grace period from the quit day). Participants' self-reported abstinence is biochemically verified with exhaled carbon monoxide and salivary cotinine levels.
Sun S. Kim, PhD
University of Massachusetts, Worcester
United States: Institutional Review Board
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