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Spanish/English web site for smoking cessation trials

Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Investigator(s): Ricardo Munoz, Ph.D.
Award Cycle: 2001 (Cycle 10) Grant #: 10RT-0326H Award: $519,674
Subject Area: Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation
Award Type: Research Project Awards
Abstracts

Initial Award Abstract
tion of English- and Spanish-speaking smokers have quit smoking 1 and 6 months after using the Guide to Stop Smoking (Guide) we made available on the web site’s first study. 2) To complete a study in which we will compare the Guide versus the Guide plus a Mood Management (MM) course. The 8-week web-based course teaches users how to use their thoughts and activities to improve their mood while quitting, so they will be less likely to start smoking again. 3) To build a more complex web site, which will compare four methods to stop smoking: 1. the Guide when used individually, 2. the Guide plus the Mood Management Course used individually, 3. the Guide when used as part of a web-based group, and 4. The Guide plus the Mood Management Course when used as part of a web-based group. The group format will allow smokers to give each other information and support. For aims 2 and 3, quit rates will be compared at 1, 3, 6, and 12 mos. 4) For each of the above, we will document how best to use the World Wide Web to reach specific populations: ethnic minorities, Spanish speakers, diverse age groups, rural and urban groups, and women.

The web is a powerful tool for smoking cessation efforts. It can be used at home, work, or a public library. We need to evaluate carefully which smoking cessation methods have the best success rates for which groups when delivered over the web. Underrepresented groups, such as Spanish-speakers, should have access to these new resources. Groups with limited reading ability will be able to use the web more as we make advances to allow video and audio to reduce the need to read text.
Publications

Design and pilot evaluation of an internet smoking cessation program.
Periodical: Journal of American Medical Informatics Association Index Medicus:
Authors: Lenert L, Munoz RF, Stoddard JL, Delucchi K, Bansod A, Skoczen S, Perez-Stable EJ. ART
Yr: 2003 Vol: 10 Nbr: 1 Abs: Pg: 16-20

A smoking cessation feasibility study conducted over the World Wide Web
Periodical: Journal of Health Communication Index Medicus:
Authors: Stoddard JL, Munoz RF, Delucchi KL ART
Yr: 2004 Vol: Nbr: Abs: Pg:

Automated email messaging as a tool for improving quit rates in an Internet smoking cessation intervention.
Periodical: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association Index Medicus:
Authors: Lenert LA, Munoz RF & Perez J ART
Yr: 0 Vol: Nbr: Abs: Pg:

Smoking cessation research via the internet: a feasibility study.
Periodical: Journal of Health Communication Index Medicus:
Authors: Stoddard J, Delucchi K, Munoz R, Collins N, Stable EP, Augustson E, Lenert L ART
Yr: 2005 Vol: 10 Nbr: 1 Abs: Pg: 27 - 41

Toward evidence-based internet interventions: A Spanish/English web sote fpr omtermatopma; s,plomg dessatopm troa;s/
Periodical: Nicotine and Tobacco Research Index Medicus:
Authors: ART
Yr: 0 Vol: Nbr: Abs: Pg: