Randomized trial of a smartphone mobile application compared to text messaging to support smoking cessation.

@article{Buller2014RandomizedTO,
  title={Randomized trial of a smartphone mobile application compared to text messaging to support smoking cessation.},
  author={David B Buller and Ron Borland and Erwin P. Bettinghaus and James H Shane and Donald E. Zimmerman},
  journal={Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={206-14}
}
BACKGROUND Text messaging has successfully supported smoking cessation. This study compares a mobile application with text messaging to support smoking cessation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Young adult smokers 18-30 years old (n = 102) participated in a randomized pretest-posttest trial. Smokers received a smartphone application (REQ-Mobile) with short messages and interactive tools or a text messaging system (onQ), managed by an expert system. Self-reported usability of REQ-Mobile and quitting… CONTINUE READING
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