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Behavioural Intervention

Telephone-Delivered Guided Imagery for Smoking Cessation

Research Sponsored by University of Arizona
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Age 18 or over
Be older than 18 years old
Must not have
Does not speak English
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 3 months, 6 months
Awards & highlights


This trialwill test the effectiveness of a telephone-based guided imagery intervention for smoking cessation, with 1,200 diverse smokers from 3 states. Outcome will be measured at 3 and 6 months. Results could lead to an innovative way to improve public health.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for English-speaking adults over 18 who smoke daily and are willing to receive phone coaching. They must have a smartphone with internet access. It's not for those without a phone or internet, non-English speakers, households with more than one participant, or individuals with psychosis.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests a telephone-delivered guided imagery program against standard behavioral control to help people quit smoking. Participants from Arizona, New York, and West Virginia will be randomly assigned to either the guided imagery intervention or the control group.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this trial involves behavioral interventions like guided imagery and counseling rather than medications, participants may experience minimal side effects related to stress management techniques.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am 18 years old or older.

Exclusion Criteria

You may be eligible for the trial if you check “No” for criteria below:
I do not speak English.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~3 months, 6 months
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 3 months, 6 months for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Number of participants who achieve biochemically verified 7 day smoking abstinence
Secondary outcome measures
Number of intervention sessions attended
Number of minutes guided imagery and other integrative skills practiced per day
Number of minutes of intervention use per week
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Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Guided Imagery InterventionExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Guided Imagery Intervention
Group II: Standard Behavioral ControlActive Control1 Intervention
Standard Behavioral Control

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Who is running the clinical trial?

University of ArizonaLead Sponsor
518 Previous Clinical Trials
147,509 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Smoking
279 Patients Enrolled for Smoking
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)NIH
837 Previous Clinical Trials
669,182 Total Patients Enrolled
3 Trials studying Smoking
6,136 Patients Enrolled for Smoking

Media Library

Smoking Research Study Groups: Guided Imagery Intervention, Standard Behavioral Control
Smoking Clinical Trial 2023: Guided Imagery Intervention Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05277831 — N/A
Guided Imagery Intervention (Behavioural Intervention) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05277831 — N/A
~625 spots leftby Aug 2026