Mobile phone-based interventions for smoking cessation

Show simple item record Whittaker, Robyn en Borland, R en Bullen, Christopher en Lin, Ruey en McRobbie, Hayden en Rodgers, Anthony en 2012-06-12T01:10:34Z en 2009 en
dc.identifier.citation Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 4 Article number CD006611 2009 en
dc.identifier.issn 1469-493X en
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dc.description.abstract Background: Innovative effective smoking cessation interventions are required to appeal to those who are not accessing traditional cessation services. Mobile phones are widely used and are now well integrated into the daily lives of many, particularly young adults. Mobile phones are a potential medium for the delivery of health programmes such as smoking cessation. Objectives: To determine whether mobile phone-based interventions are effective at helping people who smoke, to quit. Search strategy: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cinahl, PsycINFO, The Cochrane Library, the National Research Register and the ClinicalTrials register, with no restrictions placed on language or publication date. Selection criteria: We included randomized or quasi-randomized trials. Participants were smokers of any age who wanted to quit. Studies were those examining any type of mobile phone-based intervention. This included any intervention aimed at mobile phone users, based around delivery via mobile phone, and using any functions or applications that can be used or sent via a mobile phone. Data collection and analysis: Information on the specified quality criteria and methodological details was extracted using a standardised form. Participants who dropped out of the trials or were lost to follow up were considered to be smoking. Meta-analysis of the included studies was undertaken using the Mantel-Haenszel Risk Ratio fixed-effect method provided that there was no evidence of substantial statistical heterogeneity as assessed by the I2 statistic. Where meta-analysis was not possible, summary and descriptive statistics are presented. Main results: Four studies were excluded as they were small non-randomized feasibility studies, and two studies were excluded because follow up was less than six months. Four trials (reported in five papers) are included: a text message programme in New Zealand; a text message programme in the UK; and an Internet and mobile phone programme involving two different groups in Norway. The different types of interventions are analysed separately. When combined by meta-analysis the text message programme trials showed a significant increase in short-term self-reported quitting (RR 2.18, 95% CI 1.80 to 2.65). However, there was considerable heterogeneity in long-term outcomes, with the much larger trial having problems with misclassification of outcomes; therefore these data were not combined. When the data from the Internet and mobile phone programmes were pooled we found statistically significant increases in both short and long-term self-reported quitting (RR 2.03, 95% CI 1.40 to 2.94). Authors' conclusions: The current evidence shows no effect of mobile phone-based smoking cessation interventions on long-term outcome. While short-term results are positive, more rigorous studies of the long-term effects of mobile phone-based smoking cessation interventions are needed. en
dc.publisher The Cochrane Collaboration; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews en
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dc.title Mobile phone-based interventions for smoking cessation en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/14651858.CD006611 en
pubs.volume 4 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The Cochrane Collaboration; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. en
dc.identifier.pmid 19821377 en;jsessionid=608241DC652CD7B2223FF2B6C04EE062.d03t02 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 152616 en Medical and Health Sciences en Population Health en Pacific Health en
pubs.number CD006611 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en
pubs.dimensions-id 19821377 en

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