Brief motivational interviewing in a hospital setting for adolescent smoking: A preliminary study

TitleBrief motivational interviewing in a hospital setting for adolescent smoking: A preliminary study
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsColby, SM, Monti, PM, Barnett, NP, Rohsenow, DJ, Weissman, K, Spirito, A, Woolard, RH, Lewander, WJ
JournalJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
Place PublishedUS
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0022-006X1939-2117
Accession Number1998-02631-016. First Author & Affiliation: Colby, Suzanne M.
Keywordsefficacy of motivational interviewing vs brief advice as smoking interventions, 14–17 yr old hospitalized patients identified as smokers, Hospitalized Patients, interviewing, Motivation, motivational interviewing, Smoking Cessation, Tobacco Smoking, Treatment Outcomes

This study tested the feasibility and efficacy of a brief smoking intervention for adolescents in a hospital seeing. Forty adolescent patients were randomized to receive either brief advice or a motivational interview, a nonconfrontational therapeutic intervention. Feasibility of brief smoking interventions with teen patients was supported by high rates of recruitment, retention, and quit attempts, and long periods of continuous abstinence. Although between-groups differences on smoking measures were not significant at 3-month follow-up, an effect size of h=.28 was noted. The sample showed significant decreases in smoking dependence and number of days smoked. Baseline stage of change, smoking rate, and depression were significant prospective predictors of smoking outcome. Implications for smoking intervention research with adolescents are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)

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