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Ritz, Thomas; Meuret, Alicia E.; Trueba, Ana F.; Fritzsche, Anja; von Leupoldt, Andreas – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2013
Objective: This review examines the evidence for psychosocial influences in asthma and behavioral medicine approaches to its treatment. Method: We conducted a systematic review of the literature on psychosocial influences and the evidence for behavioral interventions in asthma with a focus on research in the past 10 years and clinical trials.…
Descriptors: Prevention, Health Behavior, Smoking, Intervention
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Lorencatto, Fabiana; West, Robert; Seymour, Natalie; Michie, Susan – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2013
Objective: There is a difference between interventions as planned and as delivered in practice. Unless we know what was actually delivered, we cannot understand "what worked" in effective interventions. This study aimed to (a) assess whether an established taxonomy of 53 smoking cessation behavior change techniques (BCTs) may be applied…
Descriptors: Smoking, Behavior Modification, Intervention, Taxonomy
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Bolt, Daniel M.; Piper, Megan E.; Theobald, Wendy E.; Baker, Timothy B. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2012
Objective: This research examined why smokers receiving combination medication for smoking cessation are more likely to quit smoking than are those who receive either single agent (monotherapy) or placebo. Method: Data were collected from 1,504 current smokers (58.2% women, 83.9% White; mean age = 44.67 years, SD = 11.08) participating in a…
Descriptors: Smoking, Individual Counseling, Data Collection, Medicine
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Hettema, Jennifer E.; Hendricks, Peter S. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2010
Objective: Motivational interviewing (MI) is a treatment approach that has been widely examined as an intervention for tobacco dependence and is recommended in clinical practice guidelines. Previous reviews evaluating the efficacy of MI for smoking cessation noted effects that were modest in magnitude but included few studies. The current study is…
Descriptors: Databases, Intervention, Smoking, Public Health
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Webb, Monica S.; de Ybarra, Denise Rodriguez; Baker, Elizabeth A.; Reis, Isildinha M.; Carey, Michael P. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2010
Objective: The health consequences of tobacco smoking disproportionately affect African Americans, but research on whether efficacious interventions can be generalized to this population is limited. This study examined the efficacy of group-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for smoking cessation among African Americans. Method: Participants…
Descriptors: African Americans, Health Education, Smoking, Therapy
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MacPherson, Laura; Tull, Matthew T.; Matusiewicz, Alexis K.; Rodman, Samantha; Strong, David R.; Kahler, Christopher W.; Hopko, Derek R.; Zvolensky, Michael J.; Brown, Richard A.; Lejuez, C. W. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2010
Objective: Depressive symptoms are associated with poor smoking cessation outcomes, and there remains continued interest in behavioral interventions that simultaneously target smoking and depressive symptomatology. In this pilot study, we examined whether a behavioral activation treatment for smoking (BATS) can enhance cessation outcomes. Method:…
Descriptors: Smoking, Therapy, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Kahler, Christopher W.; Metrik, Jane; LaChance, Heather R.; Ramsey, Susan E.; Abrams, David B.; Monti, Peter M.; Brown, Richard A. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2008
Heavy alcohol use frequently co-occurs with cigarette smoking and may impede smoking cessation. This clinical trial examined whether smoking cessation treatment that incorporates brief alcohol intervention can improve smoking cessation outcomes (7-day verified point prevalence abstinence) and reduce drinks consumed per week. Heavy drinkers seeking…
Descriptors: Smoking, Self Efficacy, Behavior Modification, Drinking
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Haas, Amie L.; Munoz, Ricardo F.; Humfleet, Gary L.; Reus, Victor I.; Hall, Sharon M. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2004
The relationship between major depressive disorder (MDD), treatment modality, and mood was evaluated in smokers participating in cessation programs. Participants (N = 549, 53.7% women, 46.3% men, 28% endorsing past MDD episodes) were randomly assigned to a cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) or health education (HE) intervention. Participants…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Education, Depression (Psychology), Emotional Response
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Spring, Bonnie; Pagoto, Sherry; Pingitore, Regina; Doran, Neal; Schneider, Kristin; Hedeker, Don – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2004
The authors compared simultaneous versus sequential approaches to multiple health behavior change in diet, exercise, and cigarette smoking. Female regular smokers (N = 315) randomized to 3 conditions received 16 weeks of behavioral smoking treatment, quit smoking at Week 5, and were followed for 9 months after quit date. Weight management was…
Descriptors: Sequential Approach, Behavior Modification, Health Behavior, Dietetics
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Glasgow, Russell E.; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1984
Evaluated the relative effectiveness of three versions of a controlled smoking program conducted in the worksite: abrupt reduction, gradual reduction, or gradual reduction plus feedback on nicotine consumption. All conditions were effective. There was some indication that the gradual reduction condition was more effective than the abrupt…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Employees, Program Effectiveness, Smoking
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Lando, Harry A. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1977
Compared a broad-spectrum treatment against a control limited to one week of aversive conditioning. Results indicated a dramatic treatment effect, with 76 percent of experimental subjects (as compared to 35 percent of controls) remaining abstinent at a six-month follow-up. (Author)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Modification, Behavior Patterns, Comparative Analysis
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Hamilton, Scott B.; Bornstein, Philip H. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1979
Smokers were assigned to a smoking abstinence program, a smoking abstinence program plus social support, a smoking abstinence program plus social support and paraprofessional training, or a control group. Results revealed incremental improvement in treatment outcome due to social support and paraprofessional training manipulations. (Author/BEF)
Descriptors: Adults, Behavior Modification, Behavioral Objectives, Maintenance
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Colletti, Gep; Supnick, Jay A. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1980
Results indicate that continued posttreatment therapist contact led to significantly better maintenance of smoking reduction at six-month follow-up. After one year, however, superior maintenance was not demonstrated. (Author)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Behavior Change, Behavior Modification, Counseling Effectiveness
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Kantorowitz, David A.; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1978
Compared smoking treatment programs using negative (recording number of cigarettes smoked) v positive (recording number of urges resisted) self-monitoring. Subjects demonstrated significant reduction in smoking frequency compared with no treatment. Findings were maintained at follow-up. Findings question the positive and negative labels used to…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Groups, Identification, Labeling (of Persons)
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Elliott, Charles H.; Denney, Douglas R. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1978
A package treatment program to reduce cigarette smoking was compared to a single treatment condition. Following treatment and posttesting, booster sessions were introduced. The package condition produced higher abstinence rates and lower percentages of baseline smoking after six months than other treatment conditions. Booster sessions had no…
Descriptors: Adults, Behavior Modification, Change Strategies, Methods
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