Helping adolescents quit smoking

A needs assessment of current and former teen smokers

Suzanne Pingree, Eric Boberg, Christi Ann Patten, Kenneth Offord, Martha Gaie, Ann Schensky, David H. Gustafson, Ellen Dornelas, Jasjit Ahluwalia

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Abstract

This study compared the survey responses of 280 current and former adolescent smokers for what they perceived would be helpful (or what had helped) in quitting smoking. The survey was developed from focus groups and was structured using Prochaska and DiClementes Stages of Change health behavior framework. Results showd that former smokers and current smokers in the preparation stage of change shared beliefs about the importance of interpersonal support, those who were contemplating a quit decision worried about obstacles and internal issues, and current smokers not thinking about quitting focused on external rewards. The findings that significant differences exist based on the adolescent smokers Stage of Change imply that this framework can be appropriately applied to this context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-194
Number of pages12
JournalHealth Communication
Volume16
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2004

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Pingree, S., Boberg, E., Patten, C. A., Offord, K., Gaie, M., Schensky, A., ... Ahluwalia, J. (2004). Helping adolescents quit smoking: A needs assessment of current and former teen smokers. Health Communication, 16(2), 183-194.

Helping adolescents quit smoking : A needs assessment of current and former teen smokers. / Pingree, Suzanne; Boberg, Eric; Patten, Christi Ann; Offord, Kenneth; Gaie, Martha; Schensky, Ann; Gustafson, David H.; Dornelas, Ellen; Ahluwalia, Jasjit.

In: Health Communication, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2004, p. 183-194.

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Pingree, S, Boberg, E, Patten, CA, Offord, K, Gaie, M, Schensky, A, Gustafson, DH, Dornelas, E & Ahluwalia, J 2004, 'Helping adolescents quit smoking: A needs assessment of current and former teen smokers', Health Communication, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 183-194.
Pingree S, Boberg E, Patten CA, Offord K, Gaie M, Schensky A et al. Helping adolescents quit smoking: A needs assessment of current and former teen smokers. Health Communication. 2004;16(2):183-194.
Pingree, Suzanne ; Boberg, Eric ; Patten, Christi Ann ; Offord, Kenneth ; Gaie, Martha ; Schensky, Ann ; Gustafson, David H. ; Dornelas, Ellen ; Ahluwalia, Jasjit. / Helping adolescents quit smoking : A needs assessment of current and former teen smokers. In: Health Communication. 2004 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 183-194.
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