“Short Messaging Service Program to Help Quit Smoking During Perioperative Period.”
Smoking can increase the risk of complications around the time of surgery. Researchers are trying to see if a text messaging program can help smokers stay off cigarettes around the time of surgery.
Behavioral - Brief behavioral intervention
"Quit for a bit"- *advice to quit from the am. of surgery until one week post-surgery, a special emphasis on morning abstinence* risks of smoking to perioperative outcomes, includes wound infections, breathing problems, and heart problems*reduction of these risks if able to quit for a bit*the fact that most smokers don't experience cravings or increased stress around the time of surgery. Subjects will receive written summarizing instructions and a brief abstinence brochure. "Quit for good"- 3 ou ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org
"Quit for a bit"- Subjects will get SMS messages focused on maintaining abstinence from the morning of surgery until one week after surgery. SMS content focus on the benefits of abstinence to surgical recovery rather than sustained benefits to overall health. Around day 7 postoperatively, messages will encourage subjects to consider extending their abstinence beyond 7 days."Quit for good"- Subjects will get SMS messages focused on general advice for maintaining abstinence, focusing on the long-t ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org
Perioperative Smoking Cessation in Surgical Patients Using Short Messaging Service Program.