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Behav Modif. 2003 Sep;27(4):524-37.

Impediment profiling for smoking cessation. Preliminary experience.

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Yale Prevention Research Center, Yale University, USA.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Cigarette smoking is a leading cause of preventable death.

METHODS:

Long and short "impediment profilers" (LIPs and SIPs, respectively) addressing nicotine addiction, depression, anxiety, stress, chemical dependency, weight control, and household smoking were developed and applied in a pilot smoking cessation study to tailor treatment.

RESULTS:

Quit rate 72 hours after the target quit date was 50%; at 8 and 12 weeks it was 61% and 39%, respectively. The LIP identified fewer impediments than the SIP.

CONCLUSIONS:

Impediment profiling for tailored smoking cessation intervention is associated with high initial quit rates and warrants further study.

PMID:
12971126
DOI:
10.1177/0145445503255568
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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