Measuring processes of change: applications to the cessation of smoking.

@article{Prochaska1988MeasuringPO,
  title={Measuring processes of change: applications to the cessation of smoking.},
  author={James O. Prochaska and Wayne F. Velicer and Carlo C. Diclemente and Joseph L. Fava},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={1988},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={520-8}
}
Subjects (A' = 970) representing five stages of smoking cessation (precontemplation, contemplation, action, maintenance, and relapse) were given a 65-item test measuring 10 basic processes of change. Subjects recorded the last time they quit smoking, their current use, the frequency of occurrence, and the degree of item helpfulness. A 40-item questionnaire provided highly reliable measures of 10 processes of change, labeled (a)consciousness raising, (b) dramatic relief, (c) self-liberation, (d… CONTINUE READING
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