Randomized Trial of a Smartphone Mobile Application Compared to Text Messaging to Support Smoking Cessation
David B Buller, Ron Borland, Erwin P Bettinghaus, James H Shane, Donald E Zimmerman
Telemedicine Journal and e-Health | MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC | Published : 2014
BACKGROUND: Text messaging has successfully supported smoking cessation. This study compares a mobile application with text messaging to support smoking cessation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Young adult smokers 18-30 years old (n = 102) participated in a randomized pretest-posttest trial. Smokers received a smartphone application (REQ-Mobile) with short messages and interactive tools or a text messaging system (onQ), managed by an expert system. Self-reported usability of REQ-Mobile and quitting behavior (quit attempts, point-prevalence, 30-day point-prevalence, and continued abstinence) were assessed in posttests. RESULTS: Overall, 60% of smokers used mobile services (REQ-Mobile, 61%, mean of 1..View full abstract
Awarded by National Cancer Institute
Awarded by NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE
This project was supported by grant CA107444 from the National Cancer Institute.