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ERIC Number: EJ794053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1529-1944
A Culturally Enhanced Smoking Cessation Study among Chinese and Korean Smokers
Ma, Grace X.; Fang, Carolyn; Shive, Steven E.; Su, Xuefen; Toubbeh, Jamil I.; Miller, Suzanne; Tan, Yin
International Electronic Journal of Health Education, v8 p1-10 2005
This study assessed the feasibility of and presents preliminary findings on a culturally enhanced, theory-driven smoking cessation intervention for adult Chinese and Korean smokers. A one-group pre-post test design was used. The intervention consisted of behavioral and nicotine replacement strategies. Participants (N=43) were recruited through Asian community networks, Asian Community Cancer Coalition, health clinics and newspaper advertisements. Demographic characteristics, psychosocial factors, mediating variables including self-efficacy and risk perception, smoking cessation and reduction rates, stages of change, tobacco use history, smoking behavior, and program satisfaction were evaluated. At baseline, no participants were in the action stage, whereas 57.7% were in the action stage at 1-week and 61.5% at 3-months follow-up. At 3-months post-intervention follow-up, quit rate was 59%. The psychosocial profile of smokers showed that they were more likely to be receptive about cues, more likely to perceive smoking risks, and less likely to avoid health messages that are inconsistent with their own behavior. Participants reported low levels of distress and moderate levels of self-efficacy in quitting. Overall, the cons of smoking exceeded the pros. A culturally appropriate smoking cessation program for Asian smokers can effectively move smokers between stages of change. (Contains 3 tables.) [Abstract provided in both English and Spanish.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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