Perceived risks and benefits of smoking cessation: gender-specific predictors of motivation and treatment outcome.

@article{McKee2005PerceivedRA,
  title={Perceived risks and benefits of smoking cessation: gender-specific predictors of motivation and treatment outcome.},
  author={Sherry A. McKee and Stephanie S O'Malley and Peter Salovey and Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin and Carolyn M. Mazure},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2005},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={423-35}
}
The primary aim of this study was to examine gender differences in perceived risks and benefits of smoking cessation and their relationship to pretreatment motivation and treatment outcome. No validated measures that comprehensively assess perceived risks and benefits associated with smoking cessation were available in the literature; consequently, we developed a self-report instrument [Perceived Risks and Benefits Questionnaire (PRBQ)] for this purpose. A sample of 573 treatment-seeking… CONTINUE READING