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The objective of this observational study was to identify multidimensional smoker profiles to aid the development of future tailored treatments for different smoker subtypes. Based on findings in the literature, it was hypothesized that smokers reporting higher levels of novelty seeking/hyperactivity, depressivity, and nicotine dependence would evince(More)
This study tested a new measure of motivation to change as a predictor of smoking behavior following smoking cessation treatment. Participants were adult, regular smokers (N=191) who took part in a randomized smoking cessation trial in southwestern Germany (Batra et al., 2010). Participants completed smoking and psychological self-report measures before and(More)
A previously evaluated behavioral intervention (SB) was modified to focus on relapse prevention (RP) in order to improve adult smokers' ability to cope with high-risk situations and maintain abstinence. Treatment-seeking smokers (N=79) working at four mid-sized businesses attended either an SB (n=38) or an RP intervention (n=41). Both interventions(More)
A. Batra, S.E. Collins, I. Torchalla, M. Schröter, and G. Buchkremer (2008) showed that smokers reporting higher levels of nicotine dependence, novelty seeking/hyperactivity, and depressivity (i.e., at-risk smokers) evinced higher rates of posttreatment smoking than smokers reporting lower scores on self-report psychological symptom measures (i.e., lower(More)
Few studies have assessed the convergent validity of the timeline followback for smoking (TLFB-S) among treatment-seeking smokers, and there are no studies assessing its discriminant validity. Further, no studies to date have documented the psychometric properties of the TLFB in the German population. The aim of this study was therefore to test the(More)
The Decisional Balance Worksheet (DBW), an open-ended measure of motivation to change, may be used to record the pros and cons of smoking versus abstinence among treatment-seeking smokers. Recent findings indicated that the open-ended DBW could be quantified to validly reflect people's level of motivation to stop smoking (Collins, Eck, Torchalla, Schröter,(More)
AIMS The objectives of this study were to replicate smoker profiles identified in Batra et al. (in press) and to develop a cluster-based classification system to categorize new cases into smoker profiles so that an appropriate tailored intervention could be applied. METHODS Participants were smokers in southwest Germany who sought treatment for smoking(More)
Testing manual adherence and treatment discriminability and potency have become increasingly important to ensuring the internal validity of treatment studies [Moncher, F.J., & Prinz, R.J., (1991). Treatment fidelity in outcome studies. Clinical Psychology Review, 11, 247-266.]. The objective of this study was therefore to implement the treatment integrity(More)
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