Change in worksite smoking behavior following cancer risk feedback: A pilot study

Robert A. Schnoll, Hao Wang, Suzanne M. Miller, James S. Babb, Mark J. Cornfeld, Susan Higman Tofani, Teresa Hennigan-Peel, Andrew Balshem, Elyse Slater, Eric Ross, C. S. Boyd, Paul F. Engstrom

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-227
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Predictors
  • Tobacco use
  • Worksite intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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