The getting physical on cigarettes trial: rationale and methods

Jung, Mary E., Fitzgeorge, Lyndsay, Prapavessis, Harry, Faulkner, Guy and Maddison, Ralph 2010, The getting physical on cigarettes trial: rationale and methods, Mental health and physical activity, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 35-44, doi: 10.1016/j.mhpa.2010.02.002.

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Title The getting physical on cigarettes trial: rationale and methods
Author(s) Jung, Mary E.
Fitzgeorge, Lyndsay
Prapavessis, Harry
Faulkner, Guy
Maddison, RalphORCID iD for Maddison, Ralph
Journal name Mental health and physical activity
Volume number 3
Issue number 1
Start page 35
End page 44
Total pages 10
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2010-06
ISSN 1755-2966
Keyword(s) Smoking cessation
Exercise maintenance
Preventing relapse
Weight gain
Group-mediated cognitive–behavioural therapy
Summary Smoking cessation success rates are generally dismal amongst self-quitters, with a discrepancy apparent among sexes with women having lower cessation rates than men (Osler, Prescott, Godtfredsen, Hein, & Schnohr, 1999; Royce, Corbett, Sorensen, & Ockene, 1997; Wetter et al., 1999). The Getting Physical on Cigarettes project aims to be the first clinical trial to appropriately evaluate the effectiveness of home-based lifestyle exercise maintenance program in assisting women to prevent smoking relapse and maintain exercise and weight following the termination of a structured and supervised exercise and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) smoking cessation intervention. This paper outlines the rationale and methods of the trial - a supervised exercise and NRT program lasting 14 weeks, which is followed by a home-based exercise maintenance program. Sedentary female smokers will be randomized into one of four research arms: Exercise Maintenance; Exercise Maintenance + Relapse Prevention Booklets; Relapse Prevention Booklets + Contact; Contact Control. The Exercise Maintenance groups will be counseled on maintaining exercise in their home environment, while the other groups will be counseled on health issues not involving exercise or smoking. The "Forever Free" booklet series (Brandon, Collins, Juliano, & Lazev, 2000) will be distributed to participants in the Relapse Prevention groups. The primary outcome measure is continuous smoking abstinence. Secondary outcomes are exercise behaviour, and selected physiological and psychological variables. Results will assist researchers and health professionals develop and implement similar treatment interventions that are grounded in behaviour change theory.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.mhpa.2010.02.002
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
1103 Clinical Sciences
1106 Human Movement And Sports Science
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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