Development and evaluation of the See Me Smoke-Free multi-behavioral mHealth app for women smokers
Hingle, Melanie D.
Giacobbi, Peter, Jr.
Cunningham, James K.
Howe, Carol L.
Roe, Denise J.
AffiliationUniversity of Arizona
Univ Arizona, Coll Med, Dept Family & Community Med
Univ Arizona, Coll Agr & Life Sci, Dept Nutr Sci
Univ West Virginia, Coll Phys Act & Sports Sci
Univ Arizona, Dept Comp Sci
Univ Arizona, Dept Elect & Comp Engn
Univ Arizona, Coll Med
Univ Arizona, Dept Epidemiol & Biostat, Mel & Enid Zuckerman Coll Publ Hlth
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CitationJudith S. Gordon, Julie Armin, Melanie D. Hingle, Peter Giacobbi, James K. Cunningham, Thienne Johnson, Kristopher Abbate, Carol L. Howe, Denise J. Roe, Development and evaluation of the See Me Smoke-Free multi-behavioral mHealth app for women smokers, Translational Behavioral Medicine, Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2017, Pages 172–184, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13142-017-0463-7
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AbstractBackground: Women face particular challenges when quitting smoking, especially those with weight concerns. A multi-behavioral smoking cessation intervention addressing these concerns and incorporating guided imagery may assist women to engage in healthy lifestyle behaviors. An mHealth app can easily disseminate such an intervention. Purpose: The goals of this pilot study were to develop and test the feasibility and potential of the See Me Smoke-Free™ mHealth app to address smoking, diet and physical activity among women smokers. Methods: We used pragmatic, direct-to-consumer methods to develop and test program content, functionality, and the user interface, and conduct a pre-/post-test, 90-day pilot study. Results: We enrolled 151 participants. Attrition was 52%, leaving 73 participants. At 90 days, 47% of participants reported 7-day abstinence, and significant increases in physical activity and fruit consumption. Conclusions: Recruitment methods worked well, but similar to other mHealth studies, we experienced high attrition. This study suggests that a guided imagery mHealth app has the potential to address multiple behaviors. Future research should consider different methods to improve retention and assess efficacy.
Note12 month embargo; first published: 02 February 2017
VersionFinal accepted manuscript
SponsorsNational Cancer Institute [R21-CA174639]
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