Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
05/04/2006
Date assigned
13/06/2006
Last edited
06/08/2010
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

http://www.txt2stop.org

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Caroline Free

ORCID ID

Contact details

Nutrition and Public Health Research Interventions Unit
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7958 8109
caroline.free@lshtm.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

TXT2STOP

Study hypothesis

TXT2STOP is a pilot study for a trial of mobile phone text-messaging as an aid to support smoking cessation in young people in the UK.

Ethics approval

Ethical approval given by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) as this is a single site pilot study, dated 24/10/2005, reference number: 3077

Study design

Randomised controlled pilot study

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

https://www.txt2stop.org/participant_info.html

Condition

Smoking

Intervention

The intervention group will be encouraged to set a quit date within 14 days of randomisation. Five messages per day will be sent in the first five weeks after randomisation. The control group will receive fortnightly messages on the most well known health dangers of smoking.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Self-reported abstinence at six months post randomisation. Verified by salivary cotinine testing using a cut-off of 7 ng/ml of cotinine.

Secondary outcome measures

At four weeks: point prevalence of smoking (as per National Health Service [NHS] standard reporting).
At six months: 28-day continuous abstinence, involvement in any vehicle crashes (these are the only rare adverse health effects of using a mobile phone)

Overall trial start date

18/04/2006

Overall trial end date

30/09/2006

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Aged 16 years and over, currently smoking cigarettes daily and interested in quitting, owner of a mobile phone and familiar with text messaging capabilities. Able to provide informed consent to participate in the study.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

200

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not match inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

18/04/2006

Recruitment end date

30/09/2006

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Nutrition and Public Health Research Interventions Unit
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) (UK)

Sponsor details

Keppel Street
London
HA5 ITY
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.lshtm.ac.uk

Funders

Funder type

Research council

Funder name

Medical Research Council (MRC) (UK)

Alternative name(s)

MRC

Funding Body Type

private sector organisation

Funding Body Subtype

other non-profit

Location

United Kingdom

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

2009 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19318534

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Free C, Whittaker R, Knight R, Abramsky T, Rodgers A, Roberts IG, Txt2stop: a pilot randomised controlled trial of mobile phone-based smoking cessation support., Tob Control, 2009, 18, 2, 88-91, doi: 10.1136/tc.2008.026146.

Additional files

Editorial Notes