Body image treatment for weight concerned smokers: A pilot study

Matthew M. Clark, J. Taylor Hays, Kristin S. Vickers, Christi A. Patten, Ivana T. Croghan, Emily Berg, Sheila Wadewitz, Stefanie Schwartz, Paul A. Decker, Kenneth P. Offord, Ray W. Squires, Richard D. Hurt

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In this pilot project, 41 female weight-concerned smokers were randomly assigned to receive either 12 group sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy for body image concerns or 12 group sessions for weight management. All subjects received open-label bupropion SR, 300 mg daily, exercise instruction, and weekly behavioral counseling for tobacco cessation. At week 12, 7(35%) of the body image participants had 7-day point prevalence smoking abstinence, compared to 5(24%) of the participants in the weight management group (p=0.505).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1236-1240
Number of pages5
JournalAddictive Behaviors
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005


  • Body image
  • Smoking
  • Weight concerns
  • Weight management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Toxicology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Clark, M. M., Hays, J. T., Vickers, K. S., Patten, C. A., Croghan, I. T., Berg, E., Wadewitz, S., Schwartz, S., Decker, P. A., Offord, K. P., Squires, R. W., & Hurt, R. D. (2005). Body image treatment for weight concerned smokers: A pilot study. Addictive Behaviors, 30(6), 1236-1240.