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Contemp Clin Trials. 2019 Feb;77:1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2018.12.001. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

YMCA exercise intervention to augment smoking cessation treatment in adults with high anxiety sensitivity: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

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1
Department of Psychology, Institute for Mental Health Research, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States. Electronic address: smits@utexas.edu.
2
Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX, United States.
3
Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, United States.
4
School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States.
5
Department of Psychology, Institute for Mental Health Research, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States.

Abstract

Extant evidence suggests that exercise can reduce anxiety related vulnerability factors, such as anxiety sensitivity (AS), or fear of bodily sensations related to anxiety, that negatively impact smoking cessation outcomes. Building upon emerging evidence supporting the efficacy of exercise as an aid for smoking cessation in adults with high AS, we are conducting a trial to examine the efficacy and feasibility of this clinical application when implemented in a community setting. Partnering with the YMCA, this study aims to enroll 150 adults in a standard smoking cessation protocol (i.e. counseling and nicotine replacement therapy) and randomly assign them to either 15 weeks of programmed vigorous-intensity or low-intensity exercise. Smoking abstinence data will be collected up to 6 months following the quit attempt.

PMID:
30557623
DOI:
10.1016/j.cct.2018.12.001

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