Washington, District of Columbia 20010


Despite the great health benefits associated with smoking cessation in pregnancy to both mother and baby, few studies to date have examined the applications of text messaging or other communication technologies for smoking cessation in this population. This project is the first step in developing a new dissemination strategy for reaching pregnant smokers. This research will explore how a state-of -the-art, interactive and intensive, text messaging program, SmokefreeMoms Text, can promote smoking cessation in pregnant smokers. This program may have the potential to reach pregnant smokers who are not currently being reached with traditional smoking cessation services. The study Aims are: 1) to elicit qualitative feedback from pregnant smokers and recent quitters (in the past month) about the concept of SmokefreeMoms, the proposed message protocols in SmokefreeMoms, and the proposed messages in SmokefreeMoms (Phase 1); 2) To develop and pilot test a prototype of SmokefreeMoms which is consistent with Clinical Practice Guidelines (Phase 2), and 3) To conduct a formative evaluation of SmokefreeMoms 1.0 with pregnant smokers and recent quitters (Phase 3). 4) To measure the likelihood that pregnant women who smoke cigarettes will join an SMS program by responding to different types of recruitment messages.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. pregnant, 2. smoke or quit in the past 2 weeks, 3. has a data plan or an unlimited text messaging plan on her cell in order to avoid charges for texts, 4. an English speaker. Exclusion Criteria: 1. not pregnant 2. not currently smoking (or within past 2 weeks) 3. not able to receive text messages 4. not an English speaker



Primary Contact:

Lorien C Abroms, ScD
Phone: 202-994-3518
Email: lorien@gwu.edu

Backup Contact:

Email: jschindler@gwu.edu
Jennifer M Schindler-Ruwisch, MPH
Phone: 202-994-5059

Location Contact:

Washington, District of Columbia 20010
United States

Margaret Montgomery, CNM
Phone: 814-279-4180
Email: Margaret.L.Montgomery@medstar.net

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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