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Binge drinking: Health impact, prevalence, correlates and interventions
An overview of recently published evidence concerning the definition and measurement, prevalence rates, health impact, demographic and psychosocial correlates of, and interventions for, binge drinking is provided. Expand
Feasibility and Quit Rates of the Tobacco Status Project: A Facebook Smoking Cessation Intervention for Young Adults
- Danielle E Ramo, J. Thrul, Kathryn Chavez, K. Delucchi, J. Prochaska
- Journal of medical Internet research
- 1 December 2015
A Facebook quit smoking intervention for young adults delivered within Facebook is attractive and feasible to deliver, and early efficacy data are encouraging, however, the 1.5-fold greater use of electronic cigarettes over nicotine replacement products for quitting is concerning. Expand
Impact of quitting smoking and smoking cessation treatment on substance use outcomes: An updated and narrative review.
Smoking cessation does not appear to have a negative effect, and often has a positive effect on substance use outcomes, and smoking cessation advice should be offered, without hesitation, to smokers who report substance use and those in treatment for substance use disorder. Expand
Situational and mood factors associated with smoking in young adult light and heavy smokers.
Craving and smoking of others increased the odds of smoking, and smoking bans were associated with a decreased probability of smoking among both light and intermittent smokers and heavy smokers. Expand
Mental Distress in the United States at the Beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, mental distress may continue to increase and should be regularly monitored, particularly those with preexisting depressive symptoms, and specific populations are at high risk for mental distress. Expand
Associations Between Media Exposure and Mental Distress Among U.S. Adults at the Beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic
- K. Riehm, C. Holingue, +9 authors J. Thrul
- American Journal of Preventive Medicine
- 10 July 2020
Exposure to a greater number of traditional media sources and more hours of social media was modestly associated with mental distress during the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. adults. Expand
An Internet-Based Ecological Momentary Assessment Study Relying on Participants' Own Mobile Phones: Insights from a Study with Young Adult Smokers
Compliance was low compared to traditional EMA studies, and age and female gender predicted the number of completed assessments, in a novel Internet-based cell phone-optimized assessment technique (ICAT). Expand
Prevention of teenage smoking through negative information giving, a cluster randomized controlled trial
Although the clinic intervention generated a significant immediate reaction, there were no significant preventive effects at follow-up and further evidence for the ineffectiveness of emotionally arousing negative information giving in smoking prevention with adolescents is added. Expand
Virtual Reality Smartphone-Based Intervention for Smoking Cessation: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial on Initial Clinical Efficacy and Adherence
- Emilio Goldenhersch, J. Thrul, J. Ungaretti, Nicolas Rosencovich, Cristian Waitman, Marcelo Rodriguez Ceberio
- Journal of medical Internet research
- 1 July 2020
Initial support for participant adherence to and efficacy of Mindcotine is provided and warrant testing the intervention in a fully powered randomized trial, however, feasibility of trial follow-up assessment procedures for control group participants needs to be improved. Expand
Mental Distress during the COVID-19 Pandemic among US Adults without a Pre-existing Mental Health Condition: Findings from American Trend Panel Survey.
Assessment of the frequency and risk and protective factors of psychological distress, during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, in this group of individuals found that searching online or using social media to post about coronavirus, reporting that the outbreak caused major changes to personal life, and perception that the virus was a threat to the US economy, the individual's personal health or finances contributed to distress. Expand