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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)


Graduate Studies

First Advisor

Ken Beauchamp

First Committee Member

Doug Matheson

Second Committee Member

Roseann Hannon


The present study investigated the effectiveness of health related feedback as a positive reinforcer of abstinence from smoking during the 11 week period following cessation. Fifty-three subjects were randomly assigned to one of three groups: (a) maintenance program plus health related feedback (MF), (b) maintenance program only (M) and, (c) discussion control (D). All groups received an aversive treatment for smoking after which the MP group received coping skills raining and several forms of health related feedback, the M group received coping skills training only, and the D group received discussion. Groups did not differ significantly in abstinence at each of the 11 weeks.





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