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Austin, Texas 78712


Purpose:

The purpose of this research study is to investigate the effect of a brief computer task (Approach Avoidance Task) on smoking cessation. The investigators will use a novel training protocol that works to target automatic thoughts and tendencies that occur outside of conscious control. Previous research suggests that these automatic tendencies may have a direct effect on certain health behaviors- like continuing to smoke despite having previous quit attempts. The investigators hypothesize that individuals in the AAT training condition will evidence a greater decrease in reaction times to avoid smoking-related stimuli & approach positive stimuli relative to those in the control condition. The investigators also expect that individuals in the AAT condition will exhibit superior outcomes on several quit-related variables as evidenced by an increase in motivation to quit smoking, an increase in number of days abstinent following a self-guided quit attempt, an increase in self-efficacy, and a decrease in urge to smoke compared to those in the SHAM training condition.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Male and female patients ages 18-65 capable of providing informed consent - Willing and able to provide informed consent, attend all study visits, and comply with the protocol - Daily smoker for at least 6 months - Currently smoke an average of at least 8 cigarettes per day - Report a motivation to quit smoking of at least 5 on a 10-point scale - Interest in making a serious quit attempt within the next month (without professional assistance or nicotine therapy) - Have not decreased their number of cigarettes by more than half in the last six months Exclusion Criteria: - Visual or hand-motoric impairments - Current use of nicotine replacement therapy - Current use of tobacco products other than cigarettes - Insufficient command of the English language


NCT ID:

NCT02481752


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Jasper A Smits, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Austin, Texas 78712
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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