Project

Profiling of quitting trajectories during smoking cessation attempt (SMOKEPROFILE-Study)

Ongoing - recruitment active · 2021 until 2023

Type
Fundamental Research
Range
Monocentric project at KSSG
Units
Status
Ongoing - recruitment active
Start Date
2021
End Date
2023
Financing
Others
Brief description/objective

The study hypothesis is twofold. First, we hypothesize that investigating daily tobacco consumption of smokers attempting to quit can be used to characterize clinically relevant quitting trajectories which can be used to predict quitting success. Our second hypothesis states that a mindfulness-based intervention can increase smokers’ awareness in their smoking habit, which should increase their motivation to quit smoking. In this context, the aim of the project is to establish a new routine procedure in our smoking cessation counseling and assess its feasibility and efficacy. We would like to introduce a daily monitoring of the participant’s tobacco consumption using a self-reported diary app. Each participant fills out a simple questionnaire electronically on a daily basis regarding his/her tobacco consumption. Information on daily smoking consumption should provide sufficiently detailed data to detect more precise smoking/quitting trajectories and assess their predictive value in terms of quitting success.