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Brief, Web-Based Interventions to Motivate Smokers With Schizophrenia: Randomized Trial.

Thursday, February 13, 2020  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov

Brunette MF, Ferron JC, McGurk SR, Williams JM, Harrington A, Devitt T, Xie H
Brief, Web-Based Interventions to Motivate Smokers With Schizophrenia: Randomized Trial.
JMIR Ment Health. 2020 Feb 8;7(2):e16524. doi: 10.2196/16524.

In-person motivational interventions increase engagement with evidence-based cessation treatments among smokers with schizophrenia, but access to such interventions can be limited because of workforce shortages and competing demands in mental health clinics. The use of digital technology to deliver interventions can increase access, but cognitive impairments in schizophrenia may impede the use of standard digital interventions. We developed an interactive, multimedia, digital motivational decision support system for smokers with schizophrenia (Let's Talk About Smoking). We also digitalized a standard educational pamphlet from the National Cancer Institute (NCI Education). Both were tailored to reduce cognitive load during use.
The interactive, multimedia intervention was not more effective than the static, text-based intervention among smokers with schizophrenia. Both tailored digital interventions resulted in levels of treatment engagement and quit attempts that were similar to findings from previous studies of in-person interventions, confirming the potential role of digital interventions to educate and motivate smokers with schizophrenia to use cessation treatment and to quit smoking. These findings indicate that additional cessation treatment is needed after brief education or motivational interventions, and that cessation treatment should be adjusted for people with cognitive impairment.



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