Positive Affect and Mood Management in Successful Smoking Cessation
Authors: Brnstrm, Richard; Penilla, Carlos; Prez-Stable, Eliseo J.; Muoz, Ricardo F.
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 34, Number 5, September 2010 , pp. 553-562(10)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objective: To examine the influence of positive affect and mood-management in the completion and success of an Internet-based smoking cessation intervention.Methods: Participants were recruited online (n 1000) and randomized to 4 different interventions. Half of the participants received a mood-management tool.Results: Retention was predicted by positive affect at 3 and 12 months. There was a higher 12-month abstinence rate among those who were assigned to the mood-management intervention and had initial low positive affect.Conclusions: The study supports the inclusion of mood-management tools in smoking cessation interventions and indicates that positive affect increases persistence to quit smoking.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2010-09-01
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