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Thursday, October 23 • 14:40 - 15:40
Session 1A: Symposium: Interactive Technology-Driven Interventions for Smoking Cessation: An Interdisciplinary Approach

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Background: Cigarette smoking, the most common form of nicotine use, is the single most preventable cause of death in the world and continues to be a serious problem. Beyond intervention effectiveness, reach and retention are major challenges of smoking cessation interventions. Internet and mobile phone technologies have the potential to deliver individualized and continuous smoking cessation support to large proportions of the population that may easily be accessed, independent of time and place.

Purpose: Within the symposium the following recent technological developments and results concerning technology-driven interactive programs for smoking cessation will be presented by psychologists and computer scientists:

1. The results of a randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy of the fully-automatic text-message based program SMS-COACH for smoking cessation in vocational school students.

2. The aims and architecture of the MOBILE-COACH, a modular and extendable open-source software that allows creating and evaluating fully-automatic mobile-based intervention programs for changing various health behaviors and that will be used for the development of a revised version of the SMS-COACH.

3. The aims and intitial results of the Internet program YOUTURN for smoking cessation in occupational Settings, which offers social support and the opportunity to gain real money in case of long-term smoking abstinence.

Within the subsequent discussion we will address, among other things, the necessity of a close collaboration of computer and health scientists in order to establish stable and extendable programs for health promotion.

Abstracts: 0048, 0150, 0153, 0162

Efficacy of a Text Message-Based Smoking Cessation Intervention for Young People: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial
Severin Haug1,  1Swiss Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction at Zurich University, Zurich, Switzerland

The MobileCoach – An Open Source Solution for Behavioral Change Interventions
Andreas Filler1,2, Severin Haug3, Tobias Kowatsch4,  1Health-IS Lab, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland, 2Trier University of Applied Sciences, Environmental Campus Birkenfeld, 55761 Birkenfeld, Germany, 3Swiss Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction, 8031 Zurich, Switzerland, 4Institute of Technology Management, University of St. Gallen, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland

The YouTurn Program - Using Principles from Behavioral Economics and an Online Tool to Support Smoking Cessation
Flavius Kehr1, Matthias Frieden2, Tobias Kowatsch1,  1Institute of Technology Management, University of St. Gallen, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2YouTurn, 8055 Zürich, Switzerland

Short-term results of a Web-based multiple-session attentional bias modification training for smokers
Iman Elfeddali1, Hein de Vries1, Catherine Bolman2, Thomas Pronk3, Reinout Wiers3,  1School for Public Health and Primary Care (Caphri)/Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2Open University of the Netherlands, Heerlen, The Netherlands, 3University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Thursday October 23, 2014 14:40 - 15:40 CEST
Room: PARANINFO Universitat de València - C/ de la Universitat, 2, Valencia

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