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Schnoll Robert A , Wang Hao , Miller Suzanne M , Babb James S , Cornfeld Mark J , Tofani Susan Higman , Hennigan-Peel Teresa , Balshem Andrew , Slater Elyse , Ross Eric , Boyd CS , Engstrom Paul F
Change in Worksite Smoking Behavior Following Cancer Risk Feedback: A Pilot Study
American Journal of Health Behavior. 2005 ;29(3) :215-227
Abstract(from the journal abstract) Objective: To pilot a worksite smoking intervention. Methods: Following baseline assessment, participants (N=6378) received cancer risk feedback; 2 annual evaluations were conducted. Results: Using all data, smoking dropped from 13.7% to 8.4% and 9.3%, and smoker's readiness to quit increased. Using complete data, smoking initially increased from 5.7% to 6.7%, but subsequently decreased to 5.3%; the increase in smoker's readiness to quit remained. Being male, younger, and with lower education and self-efficacy predicted smoking. Lower age and higher self-efficacy predicted readiness to quit smoking. Conclusions: These findings support a formal evaluation of a worksite smoking intervention using cancer risk feedback. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved).