Connect to Quit: Coordinated Care for Smoking Cessation Among Low Income Veterans
Approximately 40 Primary Care Providers (PCPs), including non-physicians, in the VAPHS and
their patients will be recruited and randomized to either Connect to Quit (CTQ) or Usual
Care (UC), existing VHA services. After PCPs are enrolled, we will begin recruiting their
patients who meet eligibility criteria. The desire to quit smoking is not required for
participation in the study, as the point of CTQ is to engage smokers at every level of
readiness to quit. Target enrollment is 660 participants, approximately 330 in each
treatment arm. Participants will be followed for a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 4.
Investigators will measure abstinence (biochemically-validated, 30 day point-prevalence)
throughout the study, assessed every 6 months.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Effectiveness of CTQ vs UC
We will measure abstinence of CTQ smokers vs those in UC. We will biochemically-validate self reported abstinence (30 day point-prevalence) at the end of 2 years.
Two (2) year period
Hilary A. Tindle, MD, MPH
University of Pittsburgh
United States: Institutional Review Board
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