Lisa Dawley

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Introduction Mobile devices such as smartphones are vastly gaining popularity (Johnson, Levine, Smith, & Stone, 2010) due to their relatively strong computing capability built into small sizes, their Internet connectivity, and the availability of various types and easy-to-use mobile software applications (" mobile apps "). It is estimated that by 2015, 80%(More)
The effectiveness of a comprehensive program of worksite smoking control, discouragement, and cessation was compared with a program of smoking cessation alone. Two comparable oil refineries served as the research sites. Outcome variables consisted of employee self-reported smoking rate assessed by the use of a smoking questionnaire and unobtrusive(More)
Amount of control of smoking at three comparable chemical plants was associated with smoking rates. Using a self-report survey, smoking rates were assessed at the three plants. Company authorities were asked about smoking control policy and the extent to which smoking was controlled at each of the three plants was observed. A judgment was made that one(More)
Smoking control, discouragement, and cessation were investigated at three comparable chemical plants. One plant was randomly assigned to smoking cessation only while the other two plants were assigned to a comprehensive program of smoking control, discouragement, and cessation. Three weeks later, smoking cessation was provided at all three sites. Results(More)
Attitudes toward smoking were measured among nonsmokers and five levels of smokers (light to heavy). Of 13 attitude items, a relationship between attitudes and number of cigarettes smoked was found to exist in five, three of which dealt with smoking as a health risk. The results suggest that the more cigarettes a person smokes, the greater the likelihood of(More)
Attitudes toward smoking among hospital patients and employees, smoking rates in specified areas, and the sales of tobacco products were assessed prior to a hospitalwide smoking discouragement program. Discouragement efforts consisted of the distribution of antismoking posters, educational materials, and displays, and placement of signs on the hazards of(More)
A 48-item questionnaire designed to measure attitudes toward smoking and interest in smoking cessation was administered to 76 male patients hospitalized at the New Orleans VA Medical Center and the results were compared to three previous administrations of the same instrument 4, 8, and 12 years earlier. With the exception of age, most of the responses were(More)
Fifteen hospital employees and two patients completed a smoking cessation treatment program of 10 1-hour sessions. At 6-month follow-up, 13 of the employees were still working at the hospital and were able to be contacted. Of those employees who completed treatment and were still employed, seven were not smoking, a success rate of 53%. Worksite smoking(More)
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