UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

How do prompts for attempts to quit smoking relate to method of quitting and quit success?

Ussher, M; Brown, J; Rajamanoharan, A; West, R; (2014) How do prompts for attempts to quit smoking relate to method of quitting and quit success? Annals of Behavioral Medicine , 47 (3) 358 - 368. 10.1007/s12160-013-9545-z. Green open access

[thumbnail of Brown_Ussher 2014 Triggers_extracted.pdf]
Preview
Text
Brown_Ussher 2014 Triggers_extracted.pdf

Download (909kB) | Preview

Abstract

Background: Understanding how prompts for quit attempts relate to quitting methods and success may improve smoking cessation interventions. / Purpose: This study aims to establish whether prompts for quitting are associated with quitting method and success. / Methods: Using a cross-sectional design, 6,126 past-year smokers who had tried to quit in the last 12 months, were asked to identify prompts contributing to their most recent attempt. / Results: Attempts prompted by health professional advice were significantly more likely to involve use of treatments and gradual rather than abrupt cessation (odds ratios (ORs; 95 % confidence interval (CIs)) = 3.64 (3.14–4.22), 0.68 (0.59–0.78); respectively) but were not more likely to succeed. Attempts prompted by concern about current or future health, or cost, were more likely to succeed (OR (95 % CIs) = 1.79 (1.38–2.32), 1.25 (1.01–1.54), and 1.41 (1.13–1.76)). / Conclusions: Quit attempts prompted by health professional advice appear to be more likely to involve gradual reduction and use of treatments. Those prompted by health concerns and cost appear more likely to succeed.

Type: Article
Title: How do prompts for attempts to quit smoking relate to method of quitting and quit success?
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s12160-013-9545-z
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12160-013-9545-z
Language: English
Additional information: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12160-013-9545-z.
Keywords: Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Cross-Sectional Studies, Cues, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Motivation, Questionnaires, Smoking Cessation, Young Adult
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Behavioural Science and Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1414091
Downloads since deposit
122Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item