RISE (Research in Smoking Elimination)
Brief Description Of Study
The main purpose of this research study is to assess how quitting smoking affects memory and attention.
Detailed Study Description
This program is designed to help individuals with HIV/AIDS quit smoking and involves the use of nicotine patches (brand name Nicoderm CQ) and behavioral counseling. First, you will attend two sessions during which you will complete several computer games that assess memory and attention. Then, you will receive professional behavioral counseling for quitting smoking and 8 weeks of treatment with nicotine patches. The study involves 10 in-person sessions at our research center over the course of a 3 to 4 month. The sessions last from 15 minutes to 2 hours. We will also ask you to complete brief surveys at each visit. Lastly, during your last visit you will complete several computer games that assess memory and attention.
Additional Information About The Study
It will take 3-4months for you to finish this study; however, there are only 10 required in person visits during this period. If you follow the protocol and successfully complete all visits you may receive up to $450.