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ERIC Number: ED431165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Individualized Attempts To Reduce Cigarette Smoking among College Students.
Kane, Jeanette; Hodges, Jilda; Srebro, Karen; Authier, Charlene; Chambliss, Catherine
An earlier study found it very difficult to attract large numbers of college-age smokers to a traditional counseling center based smoking cessation program, despite repeated efforts at advertising the availability of a free program. This study utilizes the program from the earlier study but tailors it more specifically to the needs of the target college age population. Weekly one-on-one intensive smoking cessation sessions replaced the original three one-hour sessions over a three-week period. Participants (N=13) were monitored through administration of logs which they maintained tracking their smoking behavior, and with regular telephone calls from the staff involved in the treatment program. The researchers also abandoned the group-administered smoking cessation program in favor of home-based individualized treatment methods to afford increased confidentiality and sustain students' motivation. Participants experienced significant reductions in their smoking, both during the scheduled and reduced phases of the treatment. This type of cessation program appears to be a promising way of addressing the needs of young adult and adult smokers, many of whom are reluctant to participate in large, group-format, counseling center-based programs. Discusses implication for future research. (Contains 2 tables and 34 references.) (MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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