ERIC Number: ED181362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-1
Reference Count: N/A
Self-Control With and Without Covert Sensitization in Smoking Cessation.
Lowe, Michael R.; And Others
The utility of self-control procedures and covert sensitization as alternatives to rapid smoking in smoking cessation was tested in two studies. Subjects (N=33) were at least 21 and had smoked a minimum of one pack per day for five years or more. Relaxation training and discussion of goals were presented to subjects. In Study I, both groups received a self-control manual and coaching to develop individualized self-control strategies; one group also received covert sensitization. Results indicated that covert sensitization added nothing to the effects of the self-control package. In Study II, one group received the same combination as in Study I, while the second group received the basic package with cue extinction procedures. A third group received a combination of both sets of procedures. The higher abstinence rates for the self-control and cue extinction groups refelct improvements in the way meetings were conducted and procedures presented. The low abstinence rate for the combination group likely reflects problems associated with presenting too much material in the two weeks prior to cessation. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Heart and Lung Inst. (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO.