|Titre :||Mobile phone text messaging and app-based interventions for smoking cessation (Review) (2019)|
|Auteurs :||R. WHITTAKER ; H. McROBBIE ; C. BULLEN ; A. RODGERS ; Y. GU ; R. DOBSON|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (n°10, 2019)|
|Article en page(s) :||CD006611 ; 87 p.|
|Discipline :||TRA (Traitement et prise en charge / Treatment and care)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASETABAC ; SEVRAGE ; INTERVENTION ; METHODE ; TELEPHONE ; ABSTINENCE ; EFFICACITE
Background: Tobacco smoking is a leading cause of preventable death. Mobile phones can be used to support people who want to quit smoking. In this review, we have focused on programmes that use text messages or smartphone apps to do so.
Search date: We searched for published and unpublished studies in October 2018.
Study characteristics: We included 26 randomised controlled studies (involving over 33,000 people) that compared smoking quit rates in people who received text messages or smartphone apps to help them quit, with people who did not receive these programmes. We were interested in studies that measured smoking for six months or longer.
Key results: We found that text messaging programmes may be effective in supporting people to quit, increasing quit rates by 50% to 60%. This was the case when they were compared to minimal support or were tested as an addition to other forms of stop?smoking support. There was not enough evidence to determine the effect of smartphone apps.
Quality and completeness of the evidence: Most of the studies were of high quality, although three studies had high drop out rates. We are moderately confident in the results of the text messaging interventions, but there were some issues with unexplained differences between study findings and for some comparisons there was not much data. We have low confidence in the results concerning smartphone apps, and more studies are needed in this field.
|Domaine :||Tabac / Tobacco|
|Sous-type de document :||Revue de la littérature / Literature review|
|Affiliation :||National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand|