Purpose

The objective of this study is to examine whether messages conveying the harms and addictiveness of waterpipe (i.e., hookah) tobacco delivered by mobile phone multimedia messaging (MMS) are effective for promoting hookah tobacco cessation among young adults ages 18 to 30 years.

Condition

Eligibility

Eligible Ages
Between 18 Years and 30 Years
Eligible Genders
All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Yes

Inclusion Criteria

  • Age between 18 and 30
  • Smoked hookah tobacco within the last 30 days and smokes hookah tobacco on at least a monthly basis
  • Has access the internet to complete study procedures
  • Has personal mobile phone to complete study procedures

Exclusion Criteria

  • Age less than 18 or greater than 30
  • Has not smoked hookah tobacco in the last 30 days or does not smoke hookah tobacco on at least a monthly basis
  • Does not have access to the internet to complete study procedures
  • Does not have a personal mobile phone to complete study procedures

Study Design

Phase
N/A
Study Type
Interventional
Allocation
Randomized
Intervention Model
Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description
This is a randomized trial with 3 groups: 1) Control group that receives no study messages; 2) Untailored message group that receives general messages about the risks of hookah tobacco; 3) Tailored message group that receives messages about the risks of hookah tobacco that are personalized to their hookah tobacco use behavior and beliefs.
Primary Purpose
Prevention
Masking
None (Open Label)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
No Intervention
Control
Participants in the control group receive no study messages
Experimental
Untailored Messages
Participants in the untailored message group receive mobile multimedia service messages conveying the risks of hookah tobacco on their mobile phones.
  • Behavioral: Hookah tobacco risk messages
    Mobile multimedia messages consisting of text and imagery conveying the risks of hookah tobacco use.
Experimental
Tailored Messages
Participants in the tailored message group receive mobile multimedia service messages conveying the risks of hookah tobacco on their mobile phones that are personalized to their hookah tobacco use behavior and beliefs.
  • Behavioral: Hookah tobacco risk messages
    Mobile multimedia messages consisting of text and imagery conveying the risks of hookah tobacco use.

Recruiting Locations

Georgetown University
Washington, District of Columbia 20007
Contact:
Darren Mays, PhD, MPH
202-687-8937
dmm239@georgetown.edu

More Details

NCT ID
NCT03595280
Status
Recruiting
Sponsor
Georgetown University

Study Contact

Darren Mays, PhD, MPH
202-87-8937
dmm239@georgetown.edu

Detailed Description

The purpose of this study is to test the effects of messages communicating the risks (i.e., health harms, addictiveness) of hookah tobacco delivered via mobile multimedia messaging for promoting hookah tobacco cessation. The study will also compare two messaging approaches, a standard untailored approach where all participants receive the same message content, and a tailored messaging approach where message content is personalized to baseline measures of hookah tobacco use behavior and beliefs and interactively to exchanges that occur via mobile messaging sent and received during the exposure period. The study includes young adults ages 18 to 30 who are current hookah tobacco smokers. Eligible participants are young adults ages 18 to 30 years who have smoked hookah tobacco at least once in the past month, smoke hookah tobacco on at least a monthly basis, and have access to the internet and a personal mobile phone to complete study procedures. Study participants will complete a baseline survey online, and all participants will receive standard information about the risks of hookah tobacco. Then participants will be randomly assigned to one of three groups: control group, untailored message group, tailored message group. Participants in the untailored and tailored message group will receive messages sent to their mobile phones communicating the risks of hookah tobacco for a 6 week period. All participants will complete follow-up surveys online 6 weeks after baseline, 3 months later, and 6 months later.

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