Interest in self-help materials among a general population sample of smokers

John A. Cunningham, Roberta Ferrence, Joanna E Cohen, Edward M. Adlaf

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Abstract

Previous studies have shown that self-help materials can be effective in helping people quit smoking. However, it is not known what proportion of smokers in the general population are interested in this method of cessation. A representative sample of 267 daily smokers participated in a random digit dialing telephone survey. Respondents were asked about their level of interest in self-help materials that would help them quit smoking. Potential predictors of level of interest were examined first through bivariate analyses, followed by a multinomial logistic regression. Of daily smokers, 27% were very interested in receiving a self-help booklet, 28% were somewhat interested, and 45% were not at all interested. Interest in self-help materials was positively related to intent to quit in the next 6 months and to low family income.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)811-816
Number of pages6
JournalAddictive Behaviors
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Secondary prevention
  • Self-help
  • Smokers
  • Tobacco

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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Interest in self-help materials among a general population sample of smokers. / Cunningham, John A.; Ferrence, Roberta; Cohen, Joanna E; Adlaf, Edward M.

In: Addictive Behaviors, Vol. 28, No. 4, 06.2003, p. 811-816.

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Cunningham, John A. ; Ferrence, Roberta ; Cohen, Joanna E ; Adlaf, Edward M. / Interest in self-help materials among a general population sample of smokers. In: Addictive Behaviors. 2003 ; Vol. 28, No. 4. pp. 811-816.
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