Predictors of attempts to stop smoking and their success in adult general population samples: a systematic review
Eleni Vangeli, John Stapleton, Eline Suzanne Smit, Ron Borland, Robert West
Addiction | WILEY | Published : 2011
AIMS: To identify the predictors of attempts to stop smoking and the predictors of quit attempt success in adult general population samples. METHODS: We performed an electronic search of EMBASE, Pubmed, Web of Science, PsychINFO and the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group specialized register for articles that examined, in prospective adult general population samples, predictors of quit attempts and the success of quit attempts. Experts were contacted for knowledge of other relevant studies. Eight studies met the inclusion criteria and results were extracted independently by two researchers. RESULTS: There was considerable methodological heterogeneity between studies. Motivational factors domin..View full abstract
Awarded by Cancer Research UK
This study was conducted at the Health Behaviour Research Centre at University College London, supported by Cancer Research UK (grant no. C1417/A7972). Those funding the study had no involvement in its design, interpretation or the decision to submit this manuscript for publication.