New COPD Study Seeks People To Understand Influence Of Digital Devices On Quitting Smoking




UF Dept. of Health Education and Behavior the UF STEM Translational Communication Research Program is recruiting through HealthStreet to find out!

HealthStreet is recruiting individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) for a study to understand the factors that influence whether or not they use digital devices or health apps to quit smoking tobacco.


Why Participate?

Widespread adoption of the Internet and digital devices, including smartphones and tablets, allow patients with COPD to access smoking cessation resources at their convenience and in the comfort of their homes. It is estimated that over 780,000 smoking cessation apps have been downloaded on popular mobile mediums, such as iTunes. While individuals with COPD are increasingly downloading applications (apps) on their digital devices to self-manage COPD symptoms, little is known about the use, acceptability, and effectiveness of digital devices and health apps to help people with COPD to quit smoking tobacco.


Are You Eligible?

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) by a healthcare provider
  • You have an active e-mail account
  • You own or have access to a digital device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, iPhone, iPad)
  • You currently smoke tobacco or have smoked tobacco in the past

Interested in Participating in This Study?

For additional questions and information on compensation, please call HealthStreet’s Study Navigator, Lauren Light at 352-294-4873.


How Has HealthStreet Helped?

“Collaborating with HealthStreet has allowed us to conduct our research more effectively and efficiently. Research navigators at HealthStreet have served an important role in helping us to identify and recruit participants for our study. Also, HealthStreet provides a physical location where we can host our focus groups and engage with community members.”  – Samantha Paige, the Principal Investigator of the study and a PhD student in the Department of Health Education and Behavior.