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Nicotine Tob Res. 2012 Sep;14(9):1110-4. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntr267. Epub 2012 Jan 12.

Evaluation of the brief questionnaire of smoking urges in Black light smokers.

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Department of Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

This study evaluated the factor structure of the Brief Questionnaire of Smoking Urges (QSU-Brief) within a sample of Black light smokers (1-10 cigarettes per day).

METHODS:

The QSU-Brief was administered to 540 (mean age = 46.5; 66.1% women) urban Black light smokers upon entering a smoking cessation clinical trial. An exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was conducted to evaluate the factor structure of this 10-item measure.

RESULTS:

An EFA indicated that as in other samples, the construct of craving in a Black sample is defined by 2 factors; 1 factor emphasizing the positive reinforcement of smoking and the other factor emphasizing the negative reinforcement properties of smoking.

CONCLUSIONS:

Findings largely replicate a 2-factor structure of craving seen in smokers from other racial/ethnic groups, demonstrating the clinical utility of the QSU-Brief in measuring craving in Black light smokers.

TRIAL REGISTRATION:

ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00666978.

PMID:
22241828
PMCID:
PMC3432274
DOI:
10.1093/ntr/ntr267
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