Condition category
Respiratory
Date applied
25/10/2000
Date assigned
25/10/2000
Last edited
24/11/2010
Prospective/Retrospective
Prospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Prof Laurence Moore

ORCID ID

Contact details

School of Social Sciences
Cardiff University
King Edward VII Ave
Cardiff
CF10 3WT
United Kingdom
+44 (0)29 208 75387
MooreL1@cf.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

G9900538

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

ASSIST (A Stop Smoking in Schools Trial)

Study hypothesis

1. To ascertain whether peer-leaders can be recruited and trained to reduce take-up of smoking among their peers and encourage those peers to maintain their non-smoking status
2. To ascertain whether those peer-leaders may also impact on smoking cessation among peers
3. To assess the costs of the intervention against a range of outcomes using a 'costs & consequences' approach
4. To undertake a process evaluation and produce an intervention manual

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration.

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

Condition

Public health, social medicine

Intervention

Smoking behaviour of Year 8 pupils, followed up for 2 years

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Change in smoking prevalence among the 'high risk' group (experimenters, ex-smokers and less than weekly smokers), change in prevalence in the year group. Smoking prevalence is operationalised as that proportion having smoking in the last 7 days.

Secondary outcome measures

Perception of norms regarding adolescent smoking, intention to quit.

Overall trial start date

01/01/2001

Overall trial end date

30/04/2005

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Year 8 pupils in state secondary schools, where schools, parents and pupils agree to participation

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Child

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

750

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/01/2001

Recruitment end date

30/04/2005

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

School of Social Sciences
Cardiff
CF10 3WT
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Cardiff University (UK)

Sponsor details

Cardiff University
Main Building
Park Place
Cardiff
CF10 3XQ
United Kingdom
+44 (0)29 2087 4000

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.cardiff.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

1. 2005 protocol: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15847695
2. 2008 results: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18468543
3. 2009 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19684123

Publication citations

  1. Protocol

    Starkey F, Moore L, Campbell R, Sidaway M, Bloor M, , Rationale, design and conduct of a comprehensive evaluation of a school-based peer-led anti-smoking intervention in the UK: the ASSIST cluster randomised trial [ISRCTN55572965]., BMC Public Health, 2005, 5, 43, doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-5-43.

  2. Results

    Campbell R, Starkey F, Holliday J, Audrey S, Bloor M, Parry-Langdon N, Hughes R, Moore L, An informal school-based peer-led intervention for smoking prevention in adolescence (ASSIST): a cluster randomised trial., Lancet, 2008, 371, 9624, 1595-1602, doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(08)60692-3.

  3. Results

    Starkey F, Audrey S, Holliday J, Moore L, Campbell R, Identifying influential young people to undertake effective peer-led health promotion: the example of A Stop Smoking In Schools Trial (ASSIST)., Health Educ Res, 2009, 24, 6, 977-988, doi: 10.1093/her/cyp045.

Additional files

Editorial Notes