A worksite smoking intervention: A 2 year assessment of groups, incentives and self-help

Leonard A. Jason*, Doreen Salina, Susan D. McMahon, Donald Hedeker, Mary Stockton

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Abstract

Sixty-three companies in the Chicago area were recruited to participate in a worksite smoking cessation program. Participants in each worksite received a television program and newspaper supplement (part of a community-wide media campaign), and one of three conditions: (1) self-help manuals alone (M), (2) self-help manuals and incentives for 6 months (IM) or (3) maintenance manuals, incentives and cognitive-behavioral support groups for 6 months (GIM). Results at the 2 year assessment are examined using a random-effects regression model. In addition, various definitions of quit-rate commonly used in smoking cessation research are explored and the advantages of using a public health approach in the worksite are examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-138
Number of pages10
JournalHealth Education Research
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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