Paths to tobacco abstinence: A repeated-measures latent class analysis.

  title={Paths to tobacco abstinence: A repeated-measures latent class analysis.},
  author={Danielle E. McCarthy and Lemma Ebssa and Katie A Witkiewitz and Saul Shiffman},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={83 4},
OBJECTIVE Knowledge of smoking change processes may be enhanced by identifying pathways to stable abstinence. We sought to identify latent classes of smokers based on their day-to-day smoking status in the first weeks of a cessation attempt. We examined treatment effects on class membership and compared classes on baseline individual differences and 6-month abstinence rates. METHOD In this secondary analysis of a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial (N = 1,433) of 5… CONTINUE READING
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