SQ4U- a computer tailored smoking relapse prevention program incorporating planning strategies and multiple feedback moments after the quit-attempt: development and design protocol

I. Elfeddali*, C. Bolman, H. de Vries

*Corresponding author for this work

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    Abstract

    Background
    The SQ4U (Stay Quit for You)-study aims to test the efficacy of two computer tailored smoking relapse prevention programs which incorporate planning strategy assignments and provide tailored feedback at multiple time points after the quit-attempt. The programs differ in the support provided after the quit-attempt. This paper aims to describe the development and design of SQ4U.

    Methods/design
    SQ4U-respondents were daily smokers in the 18–65 years age group, who were motivated to quit smoking and willing to make a quit-attempt within 1 month of registration. The study is a randomized controlled trial with three conditions: 1. Control group, 2. Action planning (AP) program, 3. Action planning plus (AP+) program. Respondents in the control group only filled out questionnaires. The AP program consisted of computer tailored baseline feedback based on the I-Change Model and six planning strategy assignments. The AP+ program provided the same program elements as the AP program, but was extended with tailored feedback at eleven time points after the quit-attempt. The feedback targeted (recovery) self-efficacy, planning and negative affect. There were two follow-up measurements at 6 and 12 months after baseline. User experiences and the efficacy of the programs in fostering seven-day point prevalence and continued abstinence were examined using a process evaluation and logistic regression analyses.

    Discussion
    The present paper outlines the development and design of the SQ4U-study. This study has the potential to provide a new effective computer tailored smoking relapse prevention program as well as insight into effective smoking relapse prevention strategies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)151-158
    Number of pages8
    JournalContemporary Clinical Trials
    Volume33
    Issue number1
    Early online date1 Oct 2011
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

    Keywords

    • smoking
    • relapse prevention
    • Intervention
    • Computer tailoring
    • Multiple feedback
    • Planning Strategies

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