What is the purpose of the study?
This study is being done to investigate if the medication bupropion can help women staying smoke-free after childbirth.
How often are the clinic visits?
The first clinic visit is Screening/Baseline visit where your eligibility for study participation will be determined. Once you are accepted into the study you will complete study visits, phone calls and texts starting about a month before your due date and continuing until 12 weeks after childbirth. You will l also be asked to complete 3 follow-up visits between 6 and 12 months following the birth of your child.
What will I be doing in the study?
At each visit you will have your blood pressure, heart rate, weight and carbon monoxide levels measured . You will fill out surveys about your health, mood and smoking behavior. You will also receive smoking prevention behavioral counseling. At most visits we will collect urine samples to measure your cotinine levels. As part of the study we would ask you to notify us within 24 hours of having your baby. Four to ten days after having your baby we will meet with you at your home, our clinic, or another location of your choice to give you the study medication. You will be randomly assigned, like a flip of a coin, to either take bupropion capsules or a placebo pill. You will start this medication by 10 days after your baby is born and continue taking the medication twice a day for 12 weeks.
Will I be compensated?
If you come in for all the visits, do all the procedures and fill out all of the surveys, you will be paid approximately $755 in the form of cash, gifts and/or gift cards for your participation. You will receive payment at the end of each clinic visit. In addition, if you complete the study you will be entered into a drawing for a $400 gift card to the location of your chose.
What should I do if I'm interested?
Contact Katherine Harrison at 612-624-5377 or at [email protected]. Please leave your name and a contact number in your email or voicemail.