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Literacy and Smoking Risk Communications for Smoking

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Focus Group +1 moreN/AWaitlist AvailableLed by Lorna H. McNeill, MPH,PHDResearch Sponsored by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Study Summary

This trial is examining whether different types of messages emphasizing the health consequences of smoking, written at a 5th to 6th grade reading level, will have different effects on smokers with varying levels of health literacy.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You will be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
You have been smoking at least 5 cigarettes per day for the past year.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~2 years
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 2 years for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Factors that may influence how smokers understand smoking health risk informational messages.

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo-Only Group
All patients enrolled in this study will receive some form of active treatment.

Trial Design

4Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Factual Loss-FramedExperimental Treatment2 Interventions
Smoking Risk Message - Factual Loss-Framed (FLF)
Group II: Factual Gain-FramedExperimental Treatment2 Interventions
Smoking Risk Message - Factual Gain-Framed (FGF)
Group III: Emotional Loss-FramedExperimental Treatment2 Interventions
Smoking Risk Message - Emotional Loss-Framed (ELF)
Group IV: Emotional Gain-FramedExperimental Treatment2 Interventions
Smoking Risk Message - Emotional Gain-Framed (EGF)
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Focus Group
Completed Phase 1
Completed Phase 2

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Who is running the clinical trial?

M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterLead Sponsor
2,913 Previous Clinical Trials
1,773,158 Total Patients Enrolled
14 Trials studying Smoking
3,901 Patients Enrolled for Smoking
National Cancer Institute (NCI)NIH
13,486 Previous Clinical Trials
41,264,383 Total Patients Enrolled
62 Trials studying Smoking
53,379 Patients Enrolled for Smoking
Lorna H. McNeill, MPH,PHDPrincipal InvestigatorM.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Media Library

Focus Group Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT00684437 — N/A
Smoking Research Study Groups: Factual Loss-Framed, Emotional Loss-Framed, Emotional Gain-Framed, Factual Gain-Framed
Smoking Clinical Trial 2023: Focus Group Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT00684437 — N/A
Focus Group 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT00684437 — N/A
Smoking Patient Testimony for trial: Trial Name: NCT00684437 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What are the qualifications to partake in this research trial?

"Participants for this medical study must be smokers and between 18 to 70 years old. The researchers are intending to enroll 495 patients in total."

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Does this trial accommodate participants who are over 18 years old?

"This experimental trial has an age range of 18-70, with the lower limit being the legal age of consent."

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Are any new participants being enrolled at this time in the research project?

"According to clinicaltrials.gov, this medical trial is not presently enrolling patients. Initially posted on May 1st 2008 and most recently updated June 29th 2022, the study has currently ended recruitment but there are 64 other trials in progress that may be suitable for those seeking participation."

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Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
How old are they?
18 - 65
What site did they apply to?
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria
How many prior treatments have patients received?

Why did patients apply to this trial?

Are they going to pay me. I have tried different ways to quit smoking and so far nothing has worked. I’m hoping this trial can not only reach me about the effect of cigarettes on the body but to help me quit smoking as well.
PatientReceived 1 prior treatment
I'm getting older and I'm getting life insurance.. The price is very high and I'm told that if I I quit for a year the price will drop. I ve been smoking a great hole now and I can feel my breath shortening. I want to quiit and patches, gum and cold turkey didn't work.
PatientReceived 2+ prior treatments
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