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dc.contributor.authorHassandra, Mary
dc.contributor.authorLintunen, Taru
dc.contributor.authorHagger, Martin
dc.contributor.authorHeikkinen, Risto
dc.contributor.authorVanhala, Mauno
dc.contributor.authorKettunen, Tarja
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-02T06:28:58Z
dc.date.available2017-06-02T06:28:58Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationHassandra, M., Lintunen, T., Hagger, M., Heikkinen, R., Vanhala, M., & Kettunen, T. (2017). An mHealth App for Supporting Quitters to Manage Cigarette Cravings With Short Bouts of Physical Activity: A Randomized Pilot Feasibility and Acceptability Study. <i>JMIR Mhealth Uhealth</i>, <i>5</i>(5), Article e74. <a href="https://doi.org/10.2196/mhealth.6252" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.2196/mhealth.6252</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_27026426
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_73908
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/54263
dc.description.abstractBackground: While gains in reducing smoking rates in Finland have been made, prevalence rates are still substantial. Relapse rates among smokers engaged in quit-smoking programs are high. Physical activity has been proposed as one means to help smokers manage cravings. Software and apps on mobile phone and handheld devices offer an opportunity to communicate messages on how to use physical activity to manage cravings as part of quit-smoking programs. Objective: We aimed to test the feasibility, acceptability, usability, and preliminary efficacy of an mHealth mobile phone app, Physical activity over Smoking (PhoS), to assist smokers in quitting smoking in a randomized controlled trial. The app was designed to prompt smokers to engage in physical activities to manage their smoking cravings. Methods: Regular smokers (n=44) attended a group-based behavioral counselling program aimed at promoting physical activity as an additional aid to quit. After quit day, participants were randomly allocated to an intervention (n=25) or to a comparison (n=19) group. Participants in the intervention group were provided with the PhoS app and training on how to use it to assist with relapse prevention. Participants in the comparison condition were provided with generalized relapse prevention training. Results: Some participants reported that the PhoS app was useful in assisting them to successfully manage their cigarette cravings, although compliance across the sample was modest and participants reported low levels of usability. Participants receiving the PhoS app did not report greater abstinence than those who did not receive the app. However, participants receiving the app were more likely to report greater abstinence if they did not use pharmacological support, while those who did not receive the app reported greater abstinence when using pharmacological support. Participants receiving the app reported greater levels of physical activity than those who did not. Results revealed that the app resulted in better retention. Conclusions: The PhoS app showed some potential to reduce abstinence among participants not using pharmacological therapy and to increase physical activity. However, problems with usability and lack of effects on abstinence raise questions over the app’s long-term effectiveness. Future research should prioritize further development of the app to maximize usability and test effects of the intervention independent of quit-smoking programs.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherJMIR Publications Inc.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJMIR Mhealth Uhealth
dc.subject.othermHealth
dc.subject.otherrandomized controlled trial
dc.titleAn mHealth App for Supporting Quitters to Manage Cigarette Cravings With Short Bouts of Physical Activity: A Randomized Pilot Feasibility and Acceptability Study
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201705312597
dc.contributor.laitosLiikuntatieteellinen tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.laitosFaculty of Sport and Health Sciencesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineLiikuntapsykologiafi
dc.contributor.oppiaineTerveyskasvatusfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineSport and Exercise Psychologyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineHealth Promotion and Health Educationen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2017-05-31T12:15:10Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn2291-5222
dc.relation.numberinseries5
dc.relation.volume5
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© the Authors, 2017. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.
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dc.subject.ysotupakointi
dc.subject.ysovieroitus
dc.subject.ysokäyttäytymismallit
dc.subject.ysoliikunta
dc.subject.ysomobiilisovellukset
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p10017
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p7623
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p2486
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p916
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p27414
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.2196/mhealth.6252


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