Randomized trial on mindfulness training for smokers targeted to a disadvantaged population.
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We report the results of a randomized trial comparing a novel smoking cessation treatment Mindfulness Training for Smokers (MTS) to a usual care therapy (Controls), which included the availability of a tobacco quit line and nicotine patches. Data were collected from 196 low socioeconomic status smokers in 2010-2011 in Madison, Wisconsin. Participants were randomized to either MTS or a telephonic quit line. The primary outcome was 6-month smoking abstinence measured by carbon monoxide breath testing and Time-Line Follow-Back. Among treatment initiators (randomized participants who participated in the intervention), abstinence rates were significantly different between the MTS (38.7%) and control (20.6%, p = .05) groups. Study limitations are also discussed. Results suggest that further study is warranted.
Tobacco Use Disorder
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.3109/10826084.2013.770025
Publication InfoDavis, JM; Goldberg, SB; Anderson, MC; Manley, AR; Smith, SS; & Baker, TB (2014). Randomized trial on mindfulness training for smokers targeted to a disadvantaged population. Subst Use Misuse, 49(5). pp. 571-585. 10.3109/10826084.2013.770025. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/11684.
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