ERIC Number: ED182631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-5
The Effect of a Multiple Treatment Program and Maintenance Procedures on Smoking Cessation.
Powell, Don R.
The efficacy of a multiple treatment smoking cessation program and three maintenance strategies was evaluated. Phases I and II of the study involved 51 subjects who participated in a five-day smoking cessation project consisting of lectures, demonstrations, practice exercises, negative smoking, and the teaching of self-control procedures. At the program's termination Phase III commenced and all subjects were randomly assigned to one of three maintenance conditions: (1) a four-week support group which offered an opportunity to discuss feelings and thoughts; (2) a four-week telephone contact system which enabled group members to call one another; and (3) a no contact control group. Extensive follow-up data were collected at the end of treatment and at two months, while only abstinence data were gathered at four months and at six months post-treatment. In addition, recidivists were required to complete a "Return to Smoking Questionnaire." Results indicated that the treatment program was extremely effective: 100% of the subjects were abstinent at the end of treatment and 76.5% were abstinent six months post-treatment. Recidivists reported a smoking rate that was 52% of baseline at the six month time period. There were no significant differences among the three maintenance conditions. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (87th, New York, NY, September 1-5, 1979)