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Martinez E, Tatum KL, Glass M, Bernath A, Ferris D, Reynolds P, Schnoll RA
Correlates of smoking cessation self-efficacy in a community sample of smokers
Addictive Behaviors (2010) 35:175-178.
Abstract
While numerous studies show that higher levels of smoking cessation self-efficacy predicts motivation to quit smoking and successful smoking cessation, few studies have evaluated factors related to smoking cessation self-efficacy that could be targets of behavioral interventions to promote greater confidence to quit smoking. This study, using a large community sample of smokers enrolled in a smoking cessation treatment program, evaluated potential associations between self-efficacy to quit smoking and demographic (e.g., age, race), smoking-related (e.g., rate, cessation history, past use of treatments), and psychosocial (e.g., stress, cue reactivity. self-medication smoking) variables. The results indicated that Hispanic-American smokers, relative to smokers of other racial/ethnic groups, report significantly lower self-efficacy to quit smoking when facing internal stimuli (e.g., feeling depressed), as do smokers who report that they have little confidence to control abstinence-induced symptoms (F(9,576)=6.9, p<.001). The results also indicated that smokers who reported that they have little confidence to control abstinence-induced symptoms and report high smoking urge reactivity to Situations that illicit positive affect (e.g., at a bar, with coffee, at a party) report lower self-efficacy to quit smoking when facing external stimuli (e.g., during a celebration; F [7,600] = 9.05, p <.05). These findings can be used to refine behavioral smoking cessation interventions to increase self-efficacy to quit smoking. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Publication Date: 2010-02-01.
PMCID: PMC2783543
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