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The Quit by Phone Study

Quit by Phone Study
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Project Main Description: 

The Quit by Phone Study is conducted by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW Sydney. The study is looking at different types of telephone-based behavioural quit support services to determine which is the most effective and cost-effective at helping low-income smokers quit tobacco smoking and remain quit.

The behavioural quit support services included in the study are:

  • Tailored Text Message (TTM) program consisting of text message-based quit support
  • Standard Quitline (SQ) quit support service consisting of the NSW Quitline telephone quit support services¬†

We are looking for adult smokers who are located within 150km of the Sydney CBD, who receive a government pension or allowance to take part in the Quit by Phone Study.

For a detailed description of the Quit by Phone Study and to find out more, please read our Participant Information Statement.

If you are interested in participating in this study, please fill in the Contact Form to see if this study might be a good fit for you, and a member of the UNSW research team will be in touch with you soon.

Benefits for participants:

  • Up to potentially 12 months of telephone-based behavioural quit support at no financial cost to help you quit tobacco smoking (either Tailored Text Message quit support OR standard NSW Quitline quit support)
  • Reimbursement of up to $175 for time participating in the study
  • Additional quit smoking support from the UNSW research team
  • No travel required and all information collected via phone or online
  • Flexible interview schedule

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Project Contact
Dr. Ryan Courtney
Principal Investigator
National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre
University of New South Wales
Sydney (Australia) | NSW | 2052
T: 1800 833 717
E: quitbyphone@unsw.edu.au
W: http://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au

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Project Status: 
Current