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Addict Behav. 2006 Mar;31(3):486-95. Epub 2005 Jun 29.

A comparison of the psychometric properties of the hooked on nicotine checklist and the modified Fagerström tolerance questionnaire.

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Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA. Robert.Wellman@umassmed.edu

Abstract

We compared the psychometric properties of the Hooked on Nicotine Checklist (HONC) and the Modified Fagerström Tolerance Questionnaire (MFTQ). Adolescent current smokers (n = 215) completed both instruments three times, at baseline and 6- and 12-month follow-up. Internal consistency of the HONC was high (alpha = 0.92), as was its stability over the follow-up interval (intraclass correlation (ICC) = 0.93 over 6 months and 0.91 over 1 year). Internal consistency of the MFTQ was acceptable (alpha = 0.83), and its stability over the follow-up interval was similar to that reported previously (ICC = 0.79 at 6 months and 0.76 at 1 year). The HONC predicted smoking at both follow-up points, while the MFTQ did so only at 6 months. The HONC compared favorably with the MFTQ in all respects. The most important advantage of the HONC is that it is measuring a clearly defined concept, diminished autonomy over tobacco, which begins when the sequelae of tobacco use present a barrier to quitting.

PMID:
15993004
DOI:
10.1016/j.addbeh.2005.05.031
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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