Journal article

Effects of Encouraging Rapid Implementation and/or Structured Planning of Quit Attempts on Smoking Cessation Outcomes: a Randomized Controlled Trial

Ron Borland, James Balmford, Elena Swift

ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Recent research has led to debate over the benefit of planning quit attempts, suggesting that attempts implemented spontaneously may be more effective. The roles of planning and spontaneity require prospective examination. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to test the benefit of encouraging smokers using an online program to quit as soon as possible (Rapid Implementation arm) and of structured planning advice incorporating implementation intentions (Structured Planning arm). METHODS: Randomized controlled trial with 1601 cases in the Rapid Implementation arm and an additional 964 in the Structured Planning arm; 2565 in total. RESULTS: There was no effect of Rapid Implementati..

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