New Study - Preventing smoking Relapse Through Web-Based Tailored Programs

(August 27, 2012)

A new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (August) has found that web-based computer-tailored programs combined with planning strategy assignments and feedback after a quit attempt can be effective in preventing smoking cessation relapse. 

From a randomized sample of over 2000 daily smokers two groups were given a variant of an action planning program providing tailored feedback and coping planning assignments.  The Netherland-based researchers found that Self-reported abstinence 12 months after the quit date was significantly higher among these two groups compared with the control group which had only completed a questionnaire. 

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Reference:

Elfeddali I, Bolman C, Candel MJ, Wiers RW, de Vries H

Preventing Smoking Relapse via Web-Based Computer-Tailored Feedback: A Randomized Controlled Trial

J Med Internet Res 2012;14(4):e109

URL: http://www.jmir.org/2012/4/e109/

doi: 10.2196/jmir.2057

PMID: 22903145