Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213


Purpose:

80 nicotine dependent adults ages 18-65 who desire to quit smoking will be screened and, if eligible, enrolled and randomized to one of two four-week treatments for smoking cessation. The treatments are standard behavioral therapy and Mindfulness Based Addiction Therapy (MBAT), which is standard therapy plus mindfulness. Standard therapy and MBAT incorporate elements of widely-used tools for smoking cessation including managing craving and strong emotions, problem solving, tips on healthy eating and keeping active, and exercises based on cognitive and behavioral therapy. MBAT uniquely incorporates mindfulness practice (a relaxation therapy) into standard therapy. Participants complete questionnaires and undergo an fMRI scan at baseline and at the end of therapy (after they complete the 4 weeks of standard therapy or MBAT). During each scan, participants will complete a validated smoking-related cue paradigm and a validated affect labeling paradigm.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Participants will be considered eligible for enrollment if they are between 18-65 years old, smoke at least ½ pack cigarettes per day, desire to quit smoking (self-reported 75+ out of a possible 100), and have no contraindications for varenicline medication therapy or fMRI scanning (such as body weight over 250 lbs, intravascular metal devices including stents, or claustrophobia). Exclusion Criteria: - Participants will not be considered eligible for enrollment if they are not between 18-65 years old, smoke less than ½ pack cigarettes per day, do not desire to quit smoking (self-reported -75 out of a possible 100), or have contraindications for varenicline medication therapy or fMRI scanning (such as body weight over 250 lbs, intravascular metal devices including stents, or claustrophobia).


NCT ID:

NCT00581464


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Hilary Tindle, MD
University of Pittsburgh

Hilary Tindle, MD
Phone: 412 246 6929
Email: tindleha@upmc.edu


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
United States



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Site Status: Recruiting


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: June 25, 2018

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