Smart phone based training for Tobacco Use Cessation

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Healis Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health, Mumbai, India
Tobacco Use Cessation
In person training - Behavioral
All Sexes
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Study Summary

This study aims to compare the implementation and effectiveness of the Tobacco-Free Teachers, Tobacco-Free Society (TFT-TFS) program when delivered through in-person training vs. a smartphone-based training model. Investigators will conduct a comparative effectiveness trial using a cluster-randomized design in which headmasters at schools in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh (MP) will be trained in person or via a smartphone to deliver TFT-TFS in their schools. Schools will be randomly assigned to each training arm, and investigators will compare program effectiveness (tobacco use cessation), implementation outcomes, and program cost and reach.

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Immediately post intervention

Immediately post intervention
Tobacco use cessation among teachers

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Smart phone based training
1 of 2
In person training
1 of 2
Experimental Treatment

1800 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Smart phone based training · No Placebo Group · N/A

Smart phone based training
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Smart phone based training · Intervention Types: Behavioral
In person training
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: In person training · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: immediately post intervention

Trial Background

Eve Nagler, Principal Investigator
Principal Investigator
Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)
Closest Location: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute · Boston, MA
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2007First Recorded Clinical Trial
2 TrialsResearching Tobacco Use Cessation
916 CompletedClinical Trials

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 1 Total Inclusion Criteria

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About The Reviewer

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Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.