Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Grief Work Program for Cigarette Smokers Desiring to Quit Smoking

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This investigation involved three procedural areas. The first was the development of a "Grief Work Treatment Program" designed for smokers who wanted to quit or reduce smoking. The second was the use of the program in experimental research in order to distinguish a relationship between structured grief work and cigarette-smoking reduction. The third area of investigation concerned evaluation of the program in terms of the subjects' goals for their smoking behavior. Results of the study indicated that the Grief Work Treatment Program was effective. A statistical comparison of treatment and control subjects using Analysis of Covariance, with number of cigarettes ... continued below

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Dahm, Patricia J. August 1979.

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This investigation involved three procedural areas. The first was the development of a "Grief Work Treatment Program" designed for smokers who wanted to quit or reduce smoking. The second was the use of the program in experimental research in order to distinguish a relationship between structured grief work and cigarette-smoking reduction. The third area of investigation concerned evaluation of the program in terms of the subjects' goals for their smoking behavior. Results of the study indicated that the Grief Work Treatment Program was effective. A statistical comparison of treatment and control subjects using Analysis of Covariance, with number of cigarettes smoked daily at the beginning of the program as the covariate, produced a significant F at the 0.05 level on measures taken immediately after the treatment and four weeks later. Thus, in terms of the subjects’ respective goals, the grief work program was effective in assisting subjects to quit or reduce smoking. In addition, correlational tests concerning the treatment group indicated significant relationships existed between the variable, decrease in number of cigarettes smoked daily, and the variables: length of time a subject smoked prior to treatment; importance of cigarettes to the subject; and number of cigarettes smoked daily at the outset of the program. On comparisons of these variables, significant Spearman-Rank and Pearson Product Moment Correlational Coefficients ranged from 0.67 to 0.85.

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Dahm, Patricia J. Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Grief Work Program for Cigarette Smokers Desiring to Quit Smoking, dissertation, August 1979; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc331781/: accessed November 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .