Trends in self-efficacy to quit and smoking urges among homeless smokers participating in a smoking cessation RCT.

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Addictive behaviors, ISSN: 1873-6327, Vol: 78, Page: 43-50

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Pinsker, Erika Ashley; Hennrikus, Deborah Jane; Erickson, Darin J; Call, Kathleen Thiede; Forster, Jean Lois; Okuyemi, Kolawole Stephen
Elsevier BV
Medicine; Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics; Psychology
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In the U.S., approximately 73% of homeless adults smoke cigarettes and they experience difficulty quitting. Homeless smokers report low self-efficacy to quit and that smoking urges are a barrier to quitting. Self-efficacy to quit and smoking urges are dynamic and change throughout smoking cessation treatment. This study examines changes in self-efficacy to quit and smoking urges throughout a smoking cessation intervention among the homeless and identifies predictors of change in these characteristics.