Smoking cessation opportunities in severe mental illness (tobacco intensive motivational and estimate risk — TIMER—): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
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SchizophreniaBipolar disorderTobacco cessationChronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseScreeningMobile technology
Jaén-Moreno, M. J., Feu, N., Redondo-Écija, J., Montiel, F. J., Gómez, C., Del Pozo, G. I., ... & Carrión, L. (2019). Smoking cessation opportunities in severe mental illness (tobacco intensive motivational and estimate risk—TIMER—): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 20(1), 1-11.
SponsorshipThis study receives funding by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, Instituto Carlos III (FIS PI16/00802).
There is an increased risk of premature death in people with severe mental illness (SMI). Respiratory disorders and cardiovascular disease are leading causes of increased mortality rates in these patients, and tobacco consumption remains the most preventable risk factor involved. Developing new tools to motivate patients towards cessation of smoking is a high priority. Information on the motivational value of giving the lung age and prevention opportunities is unknown in this high-risk population. In the context of community care, screening and early detection of lung damage could potentially be used, together with mobile technology, in order to produce a prevention message, which may provide patients with SMI with a better chance of quitting smoking.