Journal article

Do transtheoretical model measures predict the transition from preparation to action in smoking cessation?

CJ Segan, R Borland, KM Greenwood

PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2002

Abstract

This study tested the predictive value of the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) for the preparation to stage action transition by conducting a detailed examination of changes in TTM components in the days leading up to, and following, a planned quit attempt. Participants were 193 callers to a Quitline telephone service. Only limited support for the TTM was found. Consistent with the TTM, measures of self-efficacy were related to making an attempt and to achieving 7 + days of abstinence. Contrary to the TTM, the behavioral change processes were unrelated to making quit attempts and to short-term abstinence, with the exception of self-liberation, which is conceptually related to self-efficacy. New ..

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