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ERIC Number: EJ900677
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1981
Targeting African American Nonsmokers to Motivate Smokers to Quit: A Qualitative Inquiry
Thomas, Janet L.; Scherber, Robyn M.; Stewart, Diana W.; Lynam, Ian M.; Daley, Christine M.; Ahluwalia, Jasjit S.
Health Education & Behavior, v37 n5 p680-693 Oct 2010
African Americans bear a disproportionate health burden from smoking but are less likely than other populations to engage in cessation treatment. Intervening on adult nonsmokers residing with a smoker might represent an innovative approach to motivate smokers to engage in smoking behavior change. Twelve focus groups were conducted with African American smokers (four groups, n = 27), nonsmokers (four groups, n = 26) and pairs of cohabitating smokers and nonsmokers (four groups, n = 22) to assess attitudes and/or beliefs regarding engaging a nonsmoker in the home in smoking behavior change efforts. Participants (N = 75) were middle-aged (45.1 plus or minus 3.7 years) females (68.0%) with 11.8 plus or minus 1.5 years of education. Smokers smoked 14.9 plus or minus 11.3 cigarettes per day, made 3.0 plus or minus 4.4 quit attempts in the past year, and are interested in receiving cessation assistance from a nonsmoker in their home. African American nonsmokers living with a smoker may be an appropriate target group to motivate smoking behavior change in the smoker. Suggestions for future research considerations are provided. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Language: English
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