Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
15/08/2005
Date assigned
07/09/2005
Last edited
06/10/2009
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively 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

Dr Sarah Lewis

ORCID ID

Contact details

Division of Respiratory Medicine
Clinical Sciences Building
City Hospital
Nottingham
NG5 1PB
United Kingdom
+44 (0)115 8404761
sarah.lewis@nottingham.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

PG/04/073

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

That systematically identifying smokers who want to quit smoking using general practice registers and questionnaires, and pro-actively referring them to use a range of evidence-based smoking cessation interventions will be effective and cost effective in encouraging more widespread smoking cessation.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Cluster randomised controlled parallel group trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Smoking

Intervention

Participants in intervention practices will be asked whether they would like help or advice to stop smoking. A research nurse trained in smoking cessation methods will telephone these individuals, provide brief advice on smoking cessation according to evidence-based guidelines and encourage smokers to contact and use the local smoking cessation service, New Leaf.

Participants in control practices receive no intervention.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Point abstinence (for ≥7 days) at 6 months

Secondary outcome measures

Access and uptake of smoking cessation services by 6 months.
Number of quit attempts lasting more than 24 hours over 6 months.
Cost effectiveness of this intervention.

Overall trial start date

01/01/2005

Overall trial end date

31/01/2007

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Patients within the practice aged 18 or over who are current smokers

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

24 practices, 12 intervention and 12 control

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not match inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

01/01/2005

Recruitment end date

31/01/2007

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Division of Respiratory Medicine
Nottingham
NG5 1PB
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

University of Nottingham (UK)

Sponsor details

Head of Research
Grants and Contracts
Research Innovation Services
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham
NG7 2RP
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

Funders

Funder type

Charity

Funder name

British Heart Foundation (UK) (ref: PG/04/073)

Alternative name(s)

BHF

Funding Body Type

private sector organisation

Funding Body Subtype

foundation

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

2008 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18422823

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Murray RL, Coleman T, Antoniak M, Stocks J, Fergus A, Britton J, Lewis SA, The effect of proactively identifying smokers and offering smoking cessation support in primary care populations: a cluster-randomized trial., Addiction, 2008, 103, 6, 998-1006; discussion 1007-8, doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2008.02206.x.

Additional files

Editorial Notes