Clinical psychologists and smoking cessation: treatment practices and perceptions.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A random sample of clinical psychologists was surveyed regarding their smoking cessation practices and perceptions. A total of 352 psychologists responded (57%) to the valid and reliable questionnaire. The majority (59.1%) of psychologists did not always identify and document the smoking status of patients. The majority reported high efficacy expectations (66.4%) and low outcome expectations (55.1%) for using the 5A's smoking cessation counseling technique. Counselors that had never smoked were almost two times more likely to have higher efficacy expectations than those that were current smokers or ex-smokers (OR = 1.94, 95% CI 1.18-3.12). The factors that predicted regular use of the 5A's included the number of identified barriers, psychologists' level of self efficacy, and the urbanicity of one's practice location.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Akpanudo, SM; Price, JH; Jordan, T; Khuder, S; Price, JA

Published Date

  • December 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 461 - 471

PubMed ID

  • 19701699

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-3610

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10900-009-9178-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands