Randomized, controlled pilot trial of a smartphone app for smoking cessation using acceptance and commitment therapy.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Drug and alcohol dependence (2014)

Keywords:

2014, August 2014, Public Health Sciences Division

Abstract:

There is a dual need for (1) innovative theory-based smartphone applications for smoking cessation and (2) controlled trials to evaluate their efficacy. Accordingly, this study tested the feasibility, acceptability, preliminary efficacy, and mechanism of behavioral change of an innovative smartphone-delivered acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) application for smoking cessation vs. an application following US Clinical Practice Guidelines.