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Grant Number: 3R01CA106914-05S1 Interpret this number
Primary Investigator: Emmons, Karen
Organization: Dana-Farber Cancer Inst
Project Title: A Web-Based Smoking Intervention for Cancer Survivors
Fiscal Year: 2009
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Abstract

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Childhood cancer survivors represent a large and growing group of survivors who are at increased risk for developing subsequent cancers. Therefore, it is of critical importance that all preventable risk factors be minimized among this population. We have recently completed Partnership for Health (PFH), a peer-delivered telephone-based counseling intervention among childhood cancer survivors. The intervention also included free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and tailored and targeted materials. The PFH intervention resulted in a doubling of quit rates in the treatment group compared to a self-help control group. A key issue is now how to disseminate smoking interventions to this population. In order to maximize the dissemination of PFH, we must identify strategies for maintaining the intervention efficacy while making the intervention more widely available at lower cost. The aim of this randomized controlled trial is develop and evaluate the efficacy of a Web-based intervention for smoking cessation among this group, compared to a Materials-only condition. We hypothesize that survivors assigned to the Web-based intervention condition will achieve higher rates of cessation, higher numbers of quit attempts, and greater increases in motivation for smoking cessation. We also anticipate that the Web-based intervention will yield higher reach and impact, and will be more cost-effective than the Materials intervention. This study will make significant contributions toward increasing the reach of a tested intervention. Additionally, this study will make significant steps toward dissemination of tested smoking cessation interventions among cancer survivors.

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Publications

Health media use among childhood and young adult cancer survivors who smoke.
Authors: Nagler RH, Puleo E, Sprunck-Harrild K, Viswanath K, Emmons KM
Source: Support Care Cancer, 2014 Sep;22(9), p. 2497-507.
EPub date: 2014 Apr 13.
PMID: 24728617
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Partnership for health-2, a web-based versus print smoking cessation intervention for childhood and young adult cancer survivors: randomized comparative effectiveness study.
Authors: Emmons KM, Puleo E, Sprunck-Harrild K, Ford J, Ostroff JS, Hodgson D, Greenberg M, Diller L, de Moor J, Tyc V
Source: J Med Internet Res, 2013 Nov 5;15(11), p. e218.
EPub date: 2013 Nov 5.
PMID: 24195867
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Provider advice about smoking cessation and pharmacotherapy among cancer survivors who smoke: practice guidelines are not translating.
Authors: Emmons KM, Sprunck-Harrild K, Puleo E, de Moor J
Source: Transl Behav Med, 2013 Jun;3(2), p. 211-7.
PMID: 23894256
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Internet use among childhood and young adult cancer survivors who smoke: implications for cessation interventions.
Authors: Nagler RH, Puleo E, Sprunck-Harrild K, Emmons KM
Source: Cancer Causes Control, 2012 Apr;23(4), p. 647-52.
EPub date: 2012 Feb 28.
PMID: 22370697
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Behavioral medicine and the health of our nation: accelerating our impact.
Authors: Emmons K
Source: Ann Behav Med, 2012 Apr;43(2), p. 153-61.
PMID: 22076696
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Disseminating a smoking cessation intervention to childhood and young adult cancer survivors: baseline characteristics and study design of the partnership for health-2 study.
Authors: de Moor JS, Puleo E, Ford JS, Greenberg M, Hodgson DC, Tyc VL, Ostroff J, Diller LR, Levy AG, Sprunck-Harrild K, Emmons KM
Source: BMC Cancer, 2011 May 11;11, p. 165.
EPub date: 2011 May 11.
PMID: 21569345
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Long-term smoking cessation outcomes among childhood cancer survivors in the Partnership for Health Study.
Authors: Emmons KM, Puleo E, Mertens A, Gritz ER, Diller L, Li FP
Source: J Clin Oncol, 2009 Jan 1;27(1), p. 52-60.
EPub date: 2008 Dec 1.
PMID: 19047296
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Availability of smoking prevention and cessation services for childhood cancer survivors.
Authors: de Moor JS, Puleo E, Butterfield RM, Li FP, Emmons KM
Source: Cancer Causes Control, 2007 May;18(4), p. 423-30.
EPub date: 2007 Feb 12.
PMID: 17297556
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