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BACKGROUND Advances in technology allowed the development of a novel smoking cessation program delivered by video messages sent to mobile phones. This social cognitive theory-based intervention (called "STUB IT") used observational learning via short video diary messages from role models going through the quitting process to teach behavioral change(More)
Background A three-year pilot of Txt2Quit, a mobile phone smoking cessation service, was launched by The Quit Group on 17th June 2008. Txt2Quit, which was developed from the STOMP programme (Stop Smoking by Mobile Phone), is available to all smokers but is particularly targeted at 16 to 24-year-olds and Māori and Pacific smokers. The service is free and(More)
The Block Design test is a task utilizing spatial ability, on which subjects are required to arrange red and white blocks in a pattern similar to one presented on a stimulus card. 69 right-handed subjects were presented a series of trials which varied in difficulty or spatial complexity. The amount of time that each subject's hand was in contact with the(More)
Older subjects are compared to younger subjects on four reaction time tasks. Utilizing a model proposed by Teichner and Krebs (1974), four simple tasks were evolved to estimate: simple reaction time, response selection, stimulus-response translation, and stimulus-stimulus translation. Results indicated that the time difference found between the elderly and(More)
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