Document Type : Research Articles
Health Systems Science Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Mahasarakham University, Muang, Maha Sarakham, Thailand.
Emergency Medical Operation, Faculty of Medicine, Mahasarakham University, Muang, Maha Sarakham, Thailand.
Objective: To test the effect of a text-message and infographic to promote smokers quit smoking.
Methods: A randomized control trial was conducted in two provinces of northeast Thailand. Three hundred and ninety-six participants were allocated to either a text-message and infographic group or a control group. We assessed the primary outcome by self-reported 7-day point prevalence smoking abstinence. Multiple logistic regression was used to test the effect of quitting smoking.
Results: At 3-month follow-up, lost to follow-up 16 participants, 380 participants were included for analysis. The difference in the rate of quitting smoking between the intervention and control groups was not found a statistical significance (17.8% versus 11.6%). However, we found a statistically significant difference in the number of cigarettes smokes (the difference: -1.74; 95%CI: -2.63, -0.84).
Conclusion: No effect of text message and infographic for help smokers to quit smoking. However, the intervention showed a decrease in the number of cigarettes smoked.