The impact of expectations and satisfaction on the initiation and maintenance of smoking cessation: an experimental test.

@article{Hertel2008TheIO,
  title={The impact of expectations and satisfaction on the initiation and maintenance of smoking cessation: an experimental test.},
  author={Andrew W Hertel and Emily A. Finch and Kristina M Kelly and Christie M King and H. A. Lando and J. A. N. van der Linde and Robert W. Jeffery and Alexander J Rothman},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 3S},
  pages={S197-206}
}
OBJECTIVE Our primary objective was to test the thesis that the initiation of behavior change is dependent on favorable expectations, whereas maintaining a change in behavior is dependent on satisfaction with the outcomes afforded by behavior change. These hypotheses were tested in the context of a smoking cessation intervention. DESIGN Adult smokers were randomized to an 8-week smoking cessation program designed to induce either optimistic or modest expectations about cessation. Participants… CONTINUE READING

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