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Table 2 Comparison of participants in the Contemplation stage (n = 59) against participants in the Action stage (n = 34) in relation to app usage and satisfaction

From: A smartphone app intervention for adult cannabis users wanting to quit or reduce their use: a pilot evaluation

How helpful was APTT in…   Not at all A little Somewhat Very much Extremely Md (min - max) p
Providing feedback? Cont. 12% 20% 31% 27% 10% 2 (0–4) .559
Action 3% 24% 29% 41% 3% 2 (0–4)
Setting a goal? Cont. 12% 31% 34% 17% 7% 2 (0–4) .228
Action 6% 32% 21% 32% 9% 2 (0–4)
Monitoring goal progress? Cont. 9% 24% 22% 41% 5% 2 (0–4) .542
Action 6% 27% 21% 29% 18% 2 (0–4)
Monitoring cannabis use? Cont. 9% 12% 20% 42% 17% 3 (0–4) .238
Action 0% 21% 15% 32% 32% 3 (1–4)
Understanding reasons for use? Cont. 29% 29% 14% 24% 5% 1 (0–4) .085
Action 9% 32% 27% 24% 9% 2 (0–4)
Providing strategies to manage use? Cont. 32% 29% 20% 14% 5% 1 (0–4) .338
Action 18% 35% 29% 18% 0% 1 (0–3)
Motivating reduced use? Cont. 25% 27% 32% 12% 3% 1 (0–4) .033*
Action 6% 35% 27% 21% 12% 2 (0–4)
   Less than 5 mins (0) 5–10 min (1) 11–30 min (2) 31–60 min (3) More than 60 mins (4) Md (min – max)  
How much time on average did you… Cont. 66% 25% 7% 2% 0% 0 (0–3) .303
Action 53% 41% 6% 0% 0% 0 (0–2)
   I didn’t use it (0) 1–2 times (1) 3–10 times (2) 11–20 times (3) More than 20 times (4)   
How many times did you use APTT in the past month Cont. 0% 3% 20% 29% 48% 3 (1–4) .058
Action 6% 0% 38% 24% 32% 3 (0–4)
  1. * p < .05