Rapid smoking and self-management training: a controlled comparison of relative efficacy in the treatment of dependent cigarette smokers

Dixon, Pamela (1983) Rapid smoking and self-management training: a controlled comparison of relative efficacy in the treatment of dependent cigarette smokers. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The relative efficacy of rapid smoking and self-management procedures employed alone and in combination were compared with an attention-control condition in a program to reduce cigarette smoking. Thirty-three smokers were randomly assigned to one of the four treatment groups and attended eight treatment sessions over a 5-week period. There were no differences between treatments in the proportion who stopped smoking or the mean reduction in smoking at the end of treatment and at 1-year follow-up. The overall proportion who stopped smoking was 44% at the end of treatment and 26% at 1-year follow-up. These results, contrary to prediction, fail to support the superiority of the behavioral techniques over simple support. It is suggested that greater attention be paid to the potential efficacy of social support in future research on the modification of smoking behavior.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/10413
Item ID: 10413
Additional Information: Bibliography : leaves 67-87.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Psychology
Science, Faculty of > Psychology
Date: 1983
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Aversion therapy; Tobacco use.

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