The ‘iQuit in Practice’ randomised controlled trial on smoking cessation has completed recruitment! We have recruited a total of 1675 patients from 74 GP practices, over 3 years.
The iQuit trial is a pragmatic trial to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a tailored smoking cessation intervention (advice leaflet and 3-months of automated text messages) compared with usual care.
We are grateful to everyone involved for helping us to reach this target including CRN Eastern, CRN North Thames, and the staff at all 78 GP practices. We cannot do our research without these collaborations.
What next for the iQuit trial?
All 6-month follow-up measures will be collected by October 2019. We will then determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the ‘iQuit’ intervention on smoking cessation.
In the meantime, we are conducting qualitative interviews with a sub-sample of participants who received the iQuit intervention. We want to explore in more detail how they used the intervention, what parts were helpful, what was less helpful and what could be improved.
This work was supported by Cancer Research UK (CRUK/15/072)
For more information, see the iQuit website