Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
19/09/2006
Date assigned
30/10/2006
Last edited
16/05/2007
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 Adrian White

ORCID ID

Contact details

N32 ITTC Building
Tamar Science Park
Plymouth
OK6 8BX
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1752 764448
adrian.white@pms.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0184158213

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Pilot study: to test accrual, compliance, adverse events, outcome measures.
Underlying hypotheses: that acupuncture reduces either nicotine withdrawal symptoms and/or use of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).

Ethics approval

Approval granted 8 March 2005 (reference: 04/Q2103/154).

Study design

Randomised controlled trial with three arms.

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Smoking cessation

Intervention

1. Acupressure with two beads
2. Acupressure with one bead
3. No additional intervention

All participants receive standard intervention with group therapy and NRT.

Intervention type

Drug

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Nicotine replacement therapy

Primary outcome measures

1. Counts (accrual, use of beads, adverse events)
2. Mood and Physical Symptoms Scale
3. NRT consumption

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

04/04/2005

Overall trial end date

20/07/2005

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Smoke more than ten cigarettes/day
2. Were aged 18 years or over
3. Intended to stop smoking on the quit date
4. Chose NRT rather than bupropion
5. Gave informed consent

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

24

Participant exclusion criteria

1. History of current otitis externa or other pathological condition of the ear
2. History of a poorly controlled relevant medical condition
3. Currently taking anti-depressant or anti-psychotic medication
4. History of allergy to adhesive dressing
5. Belief of pregnancy
6. Already participating in a research project

Recruitment start date

04/04/2005

Recruitment end date

20/07/2005

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

N32 ITTC Building
Plymouth
OK6 8BX
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Peninsula Medical School (UK)

Sponsor details

c/o Professor John Campbell
Smeall Building
St Luke's Campus
Exeter
EX1 2LU
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1752 262740
john.campbell@pms.ac.uk

Sponsor type

Hospital/treatment centre

Website

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Supported by the DH-National Co-ordinating Centre for Research Capacity Development (NCC RCD); and by the Smoking Advice Service, Plymouth PCT (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

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

Results: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=17359519

Publication citations

  1. Results

    White AR, Moody RC, Campbell JL, Acupressure for smoking cessation--a pilot study., BMC Complement Altern Med, 2007, 7, 8, doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-7-8.

Additional files

Editorial Notes