iQuit in Practice is an intervention designed to be used alongside primary care smoking cessation support, consisting of two components; a tailored advice leaflet and a 3-month program of automated tailored text messages, commencing the day before the user’s quit-date.
A pilot trial (n=600) found a small but significant effect size at 6 month abstinence rates in the intervention group compared to those receiving usual care only (15.1% vs. 8.9%; p= .02; OR = 1.8; RR = 1.7).
The current study is a pragmatic trial to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the iQuit intervention compared with usual care, using biochemical verification of abstinence at 6-month follow-up. Recruitment of 1452 participants across 66 GP Practices in England began in July 2016.
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Proctor J, Naughton F, Sloan M, Hopewell S, Brimicombe J, Prevost AT, Wilson ECF, Coleman T, Sutton S. Assessment of the Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Tailored Web- and Text-Based Smoking Cessation Support in Primary Care (iQuit in Practice II): Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial, JMIR Res Protoc 2020;9(7):e17160, DOI: 10.2196/17160
Naughton, F., Jamison, J., Boase, S., Sloan, M., Gilbert, H., Prevost, A. T., Mason, D., Smith, S., Brimicombe, J., Evans, R., Sutton, S. (2014) Randomized controlled trial to assess the short-term effectiveness of tailored web- and text-based facilitation of smoking cessation in primary care (iQuit in Practice), in Addiction 109 (7) pp. 1184-1193. doi.org/10.1111/add.12556