CO‐WORKER SOCIAL SUPPORT IN A WORKSITE SMOKING CONTROL PROGRAM

James M. Malott, Russell E. Glasgow, H. Katherine O'Neill, Robert Klesges

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We evaluated the effects of adding a social support component to a worksite controlled smoking treatment program. Twenty‐four participants were randomly assigned to either a controlled smoking or a controlled smoking plus partner support condition. Within a multiple baseline across behaviors design, smokers in both conditions made efforts to achieve sequential 50% reductions in: (a) nicotine content of brand smoked, (b) number of cigarettes smoked per day, and (c) percentage of each cigarette smoked. Self‐monitoring records, laboratory analyses of spent cigarette butts, and carbon monoxide determinations indicated that both conditions were effective in producing significant reductions in each of the three target behaviors and in carbon monoxide levels. All participants who quit smoking during the program maintained their abstinence at a 6‐month follow‐up, and those who did not quit were smoking less at follow‐up than they had at pretest on all dependent variables. However, few differences were observed between controlled smoking and controlled smoking plus partner support conditions either during treatment or at the 6‐month follow‐up. Results are discussed with regard to previous worksite studies, future directions for research on social support, and variables that may have mediated treatment outcome. 1984 Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-495
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

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CO‐WORKER SOCIAL SUPPORT IN A WORKSITE SMOKING CONTROL PROGRAM. / Malott, James M.; Glasgow, Russell E.; O'Neill, H. Katherine; Klesges, Robert.

In: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Vol. 17, No. 4, 01.01.1984, p. 485-495.

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Malott, James M. ; Glasgow, Russell E. ; O'Neill, H. Katherine ; Klesges, Robert. / CO‐WORKER SOCIAL SUPPORT IN A WORKSITE SMOKING CONTROL PROGRAM. In: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 1984 ; Vol. 17, No. 4. pp. 485-495.
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