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ERIC Number: EJ943667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0268-1153
Design and Testing of an Interactive Smoking Cessation Intervention for Inner-City Women
McDaniel, Anna M.; Casper, Gail R.; Hutchison, Sondra K.; Stratton, Renee M.
Health Education Research, v20 n3 p379-384 Jun 2005
The purpose of this study was to design and test the usability of a computer-mediated smoking cessation program for inner-city women. Design and content were developed consistent with principles of user-centered design. Formative and summative evaluation strategies were utilized in its testing. The summative evaluation was designed to test usability in a naturalistic environment. A sample of 100 women who receive care at an inner-city community health center participated in the study. Average time for completing the computer program was 13.9 minutes. Participants reported a high level of satisfaction with usability of the program. Standardized instruments to measure cognitive processes of change related to smoking were completed at baseline and at 1 week. Participants reported a decrease in favorable attitudes toward smoking (P = 0.014) and an increase in cognitive change processes at follow-up (P = 0.037). These results indicate that interactive computer technology is acceptable to, and potentially useful for, promoting smoking cessation in low-income women. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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