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ERIC Number: EJ958537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Feasibility of Using Virtual Reality to Assess Nicotine Cue Reactivity during Treatment
Kaganoff, Eili; Bordnick, Patrick S.; Carter, Brian Lee
Research on Social Work Practice, v22 n2 p159-165 Mar 2012
Cue reactivity assessments have been widely used to assess craving and attention to cues among cigarette smokers. Cue reactivity has the potential to offer insights into treatment decisions; however, the use of cue reactivity in treatment studies has been limited. This study assessed the feasibility of using a virtual reality-based cue reactivity assessment approach (VR-NCRAS) during treatment. In a clinical smoking cessation treatment study, 46 treatment-seeking nicotine-dependent adult smokers were assessed for cue reactivity at baseline, Week 4, and Week 10 of treatment. Measures of cue reactivity included subjective craving and attention to cues after exposure to two neutral and two smoking cue environments. Overall, feasibility of using VR-NCRAS was demonstrated and these findings support the use of the cue reactivity assessment during treatment, which can inform treatment decisions. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia