Carrie A. Bronars

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Given the relationship between depression and smoking, we compared the two-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-2) and 10-item Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CESD-10) in assessing depressive symptoms among African American light smokers in a clinical trial of bupropion. Of 539 participants, 21.3 percent reported significant(More)
BACKGROUND African-Americans remain underrepresented in clinical research despite experiencing a higher burden of disease compared to all other ethnic groups in the United States. The purpose of this article is to describe the study design and discuss strategies used to recruit and retain African-American smokers in a pharmacokinetic study. METHODS The(More)
Despite smoking fewer cigarettes per day, African American smokers have greater difficulty quitting when compared to other ethnic groups. Identifying factors associated with smoking among these high-risk smokers may assist in developing effective smoking cessation interventions. This study examined the psychometric properties of the WISDM-30 (Smith et al.,(More)
BACKGROUND African Americans experience significant tobacco-related health disparities despite the fact that over half of African American smokers are light smokers (use ≤ 10 cigarettes per day). African Americans have been under-represented in smoking cessation research, and few studies have evaluated treatment for light smokers. This paper describes the(More)
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