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Large multi-centre pilot randomized controlled trial testing a low-cost, tailored, self-help smoking cessation text message intervention for pregnant smokers (MiQuit): randomized controlled trial of MiQuit

Naughton, Felix; Cooper, Sue; Foster, Katharine; Leonardi-Bee, Jo; Emery, Joanne; Sutton, Stephen; Jones, Matthew; Ussher, Michael; Whitemore, Rachel; Leighton, Matthew; Montgomery, Alan; Parrott, Steve; Coleman, Tim

Authors

Felix Naughton

Katharine Foster

JO LEONARDI-BEE jo.leonardi-bee@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology

Joanne Emery

Stephen Sutton

Dr MATTHEW JONES MATTHEW.JONES3@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Assistant Professor in Health Economics

Michael Ussher

Rachel Whitemore

Matthew Leighton

ALAN MONTGOMERY ALAN.MONTGOMERY@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Director, nottingham Clinical Trials Unit

Steve Parrott

TIM COLEMAN tim.coleman@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Primary Care



Abstract

Aims: To estimate the effectiveness of pregnancy smoking cessation support delivered by short message service (SMS) text message and key parameters needed to plan a definitive trial.
Design: Multi‐centre, parallel‐group, single‐blinded, individual randomized controlled trial.
Setting: Sixteen antenatal clinics in England.
Participants: Four hundred and seven participants were randomized to the intervention (n = 203) or usual care (n = 204). Eligible women were less than 25 weeks gestation, smoked at least one daily cigarette (> 5 pre‐pregnancy), were able to receive and understand English SMS texts and were not already using text‐based cessation support.
Intervention: All participants received a smoking cessation leaflet; intervention participants also received a 12‐week programme of individually tailored, automated, interactive, self‐help smoking cessation text messages (MiQuit).
Outcome measurements: Seven smoking outcomes, including validated continuous abstinence from 4 weeks post‐randomization until 36 weeks gestation, design parameters for a future trial and cost‐per‐quitter.
Findings: Using the validated, continuous abstinence outcome, 5.4% (11 of 203) of MiQuit participants were abstinent versus 2.0% (four of 204) of usual care participants [odds ratio (OR) = 2.7, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.93–9.35]. The Bayes factor for this outcome was 2.23. Completeness of follow‐up at 36 weeks gestation was similar in both groups; provision of self‐report smoking data was 64% (MiQuit) and 65% (usual care) and abstinence validation rates were 56% (MiQuit) and 61% (usual care). The incremental cost‐per‐quitter was £133.53 (95% CI = –£395.78 to 843.62).
Conclusions: There was some evidence, although not conclusive, that a text‐messaging programme may increase cessation rates in pregnant smokers when provided alongside routine NHS cessation care.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2017-07
Journal Addiction
Print ISSN 0965-2140
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 112
Issue 7
Pages 1238-1249
APA6 Citation Naughton, F., Cooper, S., Foster, K., Leonardi-Bee, J., Emery, J., Sutton, S., …Coleman, T. (2017). Large multi-centre pilot randomized controlled trial testing a low-cost, tailored, self-help smoking cessation text message intervention for pregnant smokers (MiQuit): randomized controlled trial of MiQuit. Addiction, 112(7), 1238-1249. https://doi.org/10.1111/add.13802
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/add.13802
Publisher URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/add.13802
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