Child Health Nurs Res.  2013 Apr;19(2):130-139.

Effect of a Smoking Cessation Motivational Program for Adolescents

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Sahmyook University, Seoul, Korea. shinsr@syu.ac.kr
  • 2Graduate School of Health Science & Social Welfare, Sahmyook University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Counseling Psychology, Sahmyook University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
In this study an examination was done of the effects of a adolescent smoking cessation motivational program on smoking temptation, internal motivation, stage of smoking cessation and quit rate. The study was done with a nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design.
METHODS
Participants in the experimental group were adolescents who smoked and were referred to the program by their high school teachers. They participated in the smoking cessation motivational program for 60 minutes per session, once or twice a week for six weeks. Participants in the control group were selected from the same age group within the school and the program was provided after the posttest was completed. t-test, Mann-Whitney test, and chi2-test were used to analyze data.
RESULTS
The level of smoking temptation, internal motivation and stage of smoking cessation had significant change in comparison to the pretest whereas the control group did not exhibit these changes.
CONCLUSION
The results of the study indicate that a smoking cessation motivational program for adolescents is an effective strategy to increase smoking cessation motivation in adolescents, and can be utilized as an effective intervention for adolescents who smoke.

Keyword

Motivation; Adolescent; Smoking cessation

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Humans
Motivation
Smoke
Smoking
Smoking Cessation
Smoke
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