This study is funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. The goals of this study are to compare two quit smoking programs delivered by telephone coaches. One is a standard quit smoking program that uses behavioral techniques, and the other uses a technique called guided imagery to help people quit smoking.
The investigative team is comprised of researchers and clinicians with transdisciplinary expertise in smoking cessation.
Dr. Judith Gordon, Professor and Executive Director of Research Initiatives in the College of Nursing at the University of Arizona, is the Principal Investigator of this study. Additional investigators include:
Dr. Julie Armin, Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona
Dr. Melanie Bell, Professor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona
Dr. Uma Nair, Assistant Professor and Assistant Director for Arizona Smokers' Helpline (ASHLine), in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona
Dr. Peter Giacobbi, Jr., Associate Professor, School of Public Health, at West Virginia University
An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at the University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare and participants in research.