Community Outreach and Biomarker Feedback for Smoke-Free Homes
This study will be conducted in two phases. Phase 1 will be qualitative focus groups/pilot
study with the purpose to develop a motivationally enhanced biomarker feedback counseling
protocol and all printed materials to be used in Phase 2. After investigators develop a good
working treatment protocol, an active intervention in smoking homes who live with a child in
their home will be carried out.
Those randomized to the Control Group will receive health education in the form of brochures
detailing the health effects of secondhand smoke and how to make their home smoke free.
Participants randomized to the Treatment Group will receive tobacco-specific biomarker
feedback and personalized motivationally enhanced counseling.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
Change in Home Secondhand Smoke levels
Measured by nicotine dosimeter - a passive "badge" hung in the home that measures free floating airborne nicotine particles.
From Baseline to Week 26 Follow-Up
Janet L. Thomas, Ph.D.
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
United States: Institutional Review Board
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